Our Youth Education Programs

The Rooted School Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of underserved youth in the communities we serve. Accomplishing this takes creative thinking and a willingness to boldly take advantage of the opportunities in front of us. Read more about our innovative youth education programs below.

The Green Balloon Fellowship

To fulfill Rooted School’s mission of providing underserved and talented teenagers with career and financial pathways, the Green Balloon Fellowship program connects graduates ages 18-22 to jobs with pioneering companies in their local regions.

The 50 Dollar Study – A Youth Cash Transfer Program

The 50 Dollar Study provides $50 in unconditional cash directly to participating high school students every week for one academic year (40 weeks). The program is the first of its kind in exploring the connection between youth cash transfers and increased mobility.