A holistic and innovative approach to meeting the social, emotional, and mental health needs of our youth.


Roots Collective, Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in the central San Joaquin Valley, founded in 2009 as a response to the recognition that in order to effectively support the social and emotional well-being of our youth, we must provide a holistic approach that integrates youth culture along with the most current, progressive and research-based strategies. Our services include our unique school-based counseling program for youth, known as The Roots Model. We also conduct and coordinate trainings for professionals working with youth, as well as collaborate with schools and other community-based organizations to develop and provide consultation on the implementation of new programs for:

Our Services

NEW GROUP AVAILABLE in San Luis Obispo County

Coping and Support Training for Teens

This group is open to anyone, ages 14-18. We focus on improving moods, self-esteem and decision-making skills by reinforcing healthy  coping behaviors and increasing access to social support. Click here for more information.


"An atmosphere that provides support for one's social and emotional learning and competence versus one that does not can make a huge difference in that child's life. The difference is equal to the difference in the outcome of throwing seeds on cement versus planting seeds in enriched soil. And what a difference that is!"
-Dr. James Comer, 1999 youth




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