Roots School Update!
From just a seed of an idea in the Spring of 2015, we have now gained a name for ourselves, a mission, vision, and basic structure, local, regional, and national connections, experience in grant writing and business development, a preliminary budget, and a stronger sense of how Roots can meet our community needs.
One of our biggest and most exciting next steps is to create a committed and diverse team of individuals who can really launch Roots into its next phase of development which will include business incorporation, proposal writing, funding, and curriculum design. Do you or someone you know have experience in any of these areas? Roots will only become a reality if we make it happen together. Email me, call me, or stop me on the sidewalk if you want to chat about it!
Roots is also in the process of reviewing land and building options for our home. Our ideal space is centered on forested acreage. Contact us if you have connections or ideas!
Roots is committed to being a community-integrated school from the organizational level on up to our student curriculum model. Many individuals and local, county, and state organizations have contributed to our building of a strong and interconnected foundation over the past few months. Thank you all for your support, inspiration, and advisement!
To those of you who filled out our online survey to assess our community need for Roots, THANK YOU! If you haven't yet filled it out, please do! ACCESS ROOTS SURVEY HERE. The survey will help us ensure we are meeting the needs of our community and therein assist in the long-term sustainability of Roots School.
Thank you all for your patience and consistent support! It is inspiring and motivating to hear that Roots School is being discussed community-wide on a regular basis. Please do continue to stop me on the streets (or email me or post a comment) and tell me what Roots means to you! Your stories and your continued support are what will make Roots School a reality.
Founder, Roots School of Nature and Science