The children of Raintree, happy to skip off the beaten track and frolic in the world of adventure and do-goodness, have moved on to grappling with the umpteen small and great challenges they face as members of our world: preserving their forest and studying the animals and plants within it, rescuing cats, cleaning polluted waterways, and reminding grown-ups that sharks are beautiful (translation: not for shark fin soup!).
You say, “Civic engagement?”. We say, “Of course!” Citizens are many things: creative, passionate, eager, dedicated, intelligent, and responsible. So whether it's observing and documenting the happenings of the natural world and keeping tabs on the wild things you love; or spending four months writing and performing a PSA about poaching from oceans (in fully adorable kid-sewn costumes, mind you), the power of Raintree projects lies in that magic space where loving the place your in and wanting to make it better meets the optimism and creative-thinking of young children with agency.
At Raintree, our students delve into community-based projects as a way to find their place in the world and to make their voice heard.
From our youngest students to each kindergartener, Raintree children are getting on with the actual business of changing the world. And the following needs to be said: nothing looks better on a young child than muddy hands, a beaming smile, and heart full with a good deed well done!