Taproot is founded on two simple ideas:
1) Education should be Rooted in Community
Education is life driven, not classroom bound. It belongs in the field, the streets, the neighborhoods and homes of people living life. Life-changing epiphanies, transformative moments, and inspiring and revolutionary ideas - these are the fruits of education that ignite leaders and change the world for the better. They are with the people; embedded in the community and hidden in plain sight. It's powerful. It's difficult to do well. And it can change the world.
2) Good Education
We believe education is experiential and rooted in a community. Our programs highest achievement is when students choose to see the world from the perspective of the community. Empathy and compassion are key. So by committing to dialogue, appreciating the power of story, practicing empathy and embracing diversity, we can be a part of creating a better world and a better story for us all.