Upward Roots empowers under-represented youth in Oakland to be leaders and changemakers through youth-led, youth-driven community service delivered through during-school and after-school programs for 4th through 8th graders in partnership with Oakland Title 1 public schools. Participants develop social emotional skills: empathy, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork. Not only are students empowered as a result of this service experience, they inspire others to be changemakers, too.
Please join us on Saturday, May 19th 12-4pm at the Oaklandish Dimond store (3419 Fruitvale Ave.) to meet representatives from Upward Roots and learn more about how you can get involved. 10% of the day’s store proceeds will be donated to Upward Roots to support their continued work in Oakland.