Over the years, Taproot programming has grown with us–with our family and our community. Often new programming is a response to seeing a gap or an opportunity to create scaffolded experiences that will help us achieve our mission of fostering a generation of people who know, love, enjoy, and actively care for our earth and all of its citizens. With two daughters in high school and a son in junior high, we have been thinking a lot recently about how Taproot can better serve these populations and their parents and, by extension, our community.
We have seen the powerful pull of social media, the challenges of establishing and maintaining self-care and healthy routines with the rigorous demands of school and extracurricular activities, the weight of the existential crisis of climate change and what is means for our future, and, as connected as we all are, the very real and very lonely lack of connectedness and community. As we have thought about how we could have the biggest impact on addressing these challenges and supporting young people during this inflection point in their lives, we are excited to introduce Taproot Foundations.