Congratulations! Your Roots & Shoots group, Friends School of Minnesota Student Council, has been selected by Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots to receive the Project of the Week award for your “Project Home” project. 

Thank you so much for your dedication to fostering compassion while tackling pertinent issues in your community and throughout the world.  Here is your award certificate.  We are proud of what you have accomplished and are excited to hear about any of your future projects.

Again, thank you for your commitment to Roots & Shoots and congratulations!

The Roots & Shoots Team

Shawn Sweeney, M.Ed.

the Jane Goodall Institute

What is Project Home?

Project Home is a program which supports homeless families’ needs in the Saint Paul area.

Volunteers sign up for evening hosts (shifts from 5-8:30pm) and overnight hosts (shifts from 8pm to 7:30 am) to work alongside St. Paul Area Council of Churches (SPACC) coordinators to assist homeless families who were staying at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Duties include helping families to settle into ‘rooms’ and issue bedding and toiletries, set out snacks, help students with homework, read and play with toddlers and hold infants of host parents—listen and chat with families.

FSM joins Redeemer Lutheran Church in helping to fill the host duties, along with their own congregation. Sara Liegl, director of SPACC’s Project Home, came and spoke to middle school students about the project and about the issue of poverty and homelessness in the Twin Cities.

This service learning project supports FSMN humanities students’ study of hunger in Minnesota and the research and discussions happening in their classes.

For more information on Project Home