In the Netherlands not every teenager has got the same opportunity. The opportunity to develop its own identity. Teenagers with roots from other countries that arrive in the Netherlands, have a difficult task: they have to adjust to the new culture and they have to find a new purpose. With welcoming these teenagers we still think in problems. We do not see the opportunity for a society that is in fact growing by diversity. A society in which teenagers are the roots of the future.

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In the Netherlands not every teenager has got the same opportunity. The opportunity to develop its own identity. Teenagers with roots from other countries that arrive in the Netherlands, have a difficult task: they have to adjust to the new culture and they have to find a new purpose. With welcoming these teenagers we still think in problems. We do not see the opportunity for a society that is in fact growing by diversity. A society in which teenagers are the roots of the future.

Migration and diversity is a fact in this modern world and we all need to find ways to deal with it. Nowadays, we still do not know how to handle these issues. Within the public debate we often find a polarizing tone, which has got a negative effect on the opportunities for refugee teenagers or teenagers with different cultural backgrounds. It is time to get to work and proof the opposite. 

Power of diversity

Migration and diversity is a fact in this modern world and we all need to find ways to deal with it. Nowadays, we still do not know how to handle these issues. Within the public debate we often find a polarizing tone, which has got a negative effect on the opportunities for refugee teenagers or teenagers with different cultural backgrounds. It is time to get to work and proof the opposite. 

Just imagine an inclusive society in which teenagers have the freedom and safety to become the best versions of themselves. A society in which connection, diversity and openness are central. A society in which we are interested in other cultures and in which we recognize with these other stories we are in fact able to let a society grow. Imagine that we see our teenagers grow into the new roots of our society. However, this will not happen overnight. It will take time, energy and hard work to create this awareness. And it asks for another approach.

Imagine

Just imagine an inclusive society in which teenagers have the freedom and safety to become the best versions of themselves. A society in which connection, diversity and openness are central. A society in which we are interested in other cultures and in which we recognize with these other stories we are in fact able to let a society grow. Imagine that we see our teenagers grow into the new roots of our society. However, this will not happen overnight. It will take time, energy and hard work to create this awareness. And it asks for another approach.

New Rootz has got another approach. Today, our community consists of more than 100 teenagers and 25 coaches, teachers and volunteers. With our projects we have proven that it is possible to create a lively community in which teenagers can develop themselves in all kinds of ways. We coach and inspire teenagers through training sessions, creative workshops and talent programs. By giving the teenagers the lead in these social projects, New Rootz has proven that it is more than just a community. We show people that an inclusieve society in which every teenager has got the same opportunity, could actually become reality.

We are New Rootz, join us!

New Rootz

New Rootz has got another approach. Today, our community consists of more than 100 teenagers and 25 coaches, teachers and volunteers. With our projects we have proven that it is possible to create a lively community in which teenagers can develop themselves in all kinds of ways. We coach and inspire teenagers through training sessions, creative workshops and talent programs. By giving the teenagers the lead in these social projects, New Rootz has proven that it is more than just a community. We show people that an inclusieve society in which every teenager has got the same opportunity, could actually become reality.

Join us!