We love collaborating with learners of all ages, and we are particularly passionate about the education and personal development of young people. In our lesson plans, outings, and sharing circles we aim to foster spaces where youth can explore their imaginations, have their curiosity celebrated and their voices respected and nurtured.
We are excited to work together with your community, school or organization to craft a customized experience where young people can make connections between historical and current issues. We create spaces where young folks ground these connections in both their local and global communities and can imagine and practice being agents of change.
What Do We Do?
Our team specializes in one-time or recurring gatherings with students and/or families that support young people in practicing mindfulness, connecting with the natural world, learning about different forms of social justice and sharing solutions to our collective problems. This can take be through artistic expression such as skits, songs, poetry, photography, drawing and more.
Notice something that excites you or seeking something a little different? Fill out our intake form here so we can craft something that meets your specific needs.
Topics & Themes
Food & Land:
Food Justice & Food Sovereignty
Racism in the Food System
BIPOC Land Justice
Trans and Queer Pride
Race Gender & Sexuality
Classism & Poverty.
Contemporary Liberation Movements.
Teaching Values Methods
& Heart-Centered Movement.
& Artistic Education.
Youth Rites of Passage*
Activism & Action Planning.
*see below for an explanation of what we mean by these terms.
Common & Former Projects
rites of passage
Rites of Passage can mean something specific to different communities.
This is an opportunity for youth and their caregivers and educators to demonstrate support in recognition of the youths’ maturity and growth
In collaboration with youth and guardians, Rested Root will design a space that celebrates their growth and affirms that the youth are seen, loved, and protected as they enter into this new era of life.
Rested Root will work with your organization and conduct independent research in order to incorporate the history of participants and/or the history of the land we are inhabiting or coming from during our time together.
Rested Root honors the initial political and legal meaning of this word. Coined in 1989 by Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw to describe how race, class, gender, and other individual characteristics “intersect” with one another and overlap, this term has since morphed and in some instances been co-opted; diluting its original meaning.
We hold dear the lens intersectionality has offered in better understanding how those of us who are Black, not male and not cisgender, are more vulnerable to violence in a society that is prone and designed to abuse and exploit these identities.