Santa Monica High School sophomore Zoe Parcells has been appointed to Jane Goodall Institute’s 2015 National Youth Leadership Council.
It is part of the Institute’s Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots youth-led community action and learning program.
Parcells is a sophomore at Santa Monica High School, where she is a member of the club Team Marine. Team Marine works toward a greener planet through research, action and outreach. They’re currently working on a study that identifies cigarette pollution hotspots in Santa Monica.
Team Marine hopes to use this information to convince the city to better manage cigarette pollution.
Parcell’s also a Girl Scout, and through her Gold Award project is working to reduce single-use plastic straw pollution.
Throughout the year ahead, Parcells and the members of the Council will participate in comprehensive skills trainings with Roots & Shoots staff and field experts and they will represent the Jane Goodall Institute as youth mentors and experts locally and abroad.
The new group of Council members joins dozens of other Roots & Shoots leaders who have been a part of the Council since its inception in 2003.
For more than a decade, the Roots & Shoots youth leadership program has provided council members with amazing opportunities that have paved their way toward incredible university academic experiences and success careers as change-makers and community leaders.
To learn more, visit http://rootsandshoots.org/2015-council.