To the Editor:

The Youth Agency of New Milford hosted a colorful and informative open house on March 20, 2011, to recruit sixth-graders to a new club within the Youth Agency, Roots & Shoots.

This is an organization founded by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1991 on the veranda of her home in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) with a dozen students wanting to care for their country.

Roots & Shoots teaches care of the environment, animals and the human community.

It is now in over 100 countries in the world with opportunities for individual growth and enrichment.

The Youth Agency plans to run or sponsor activities during April vacation to begin with.

Anyone interested should call Stacey at 860-354-0047 or email her at

Judy Burroughs

Roots & Shoots area coordinator

New Milford