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Education and behavior change are the cornerstones of Keep America Beautiful. We strive to educate and empower generations of community and environmental stewards with curricula and real-world experiences that teach the essentials of proactive community citizenship, including the preservation of our natural resources.

Keep America Beautiful Education Programs

Education and behavior change are the cornerstones of Keep America Beautiful®. We strive to educate and empower generations of community and environmental stewards with curricula and real-world experiences that teach the essentials of proactive community citizenship, including the preservation of our natural resources.

The Keep America Beautiful resources for youth and educators from pre-kindergarten through college — designed using our field-tested, proven behavior-change methodology — provide activities and tools to teach the fundamentals of litter prevention; preserving our resources; responsible solid waste management; and how to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Nearly 1.75 million youth are reached annually through Keep America Beautiful formal classroom or informal educational presentations, projects and programs. All educational materials are designed to be locally adaptable to meet the needs of individual communities and are correlated to National Standards. Resources include Waste in Place® an intearctive set of materials for Pre-K to 12th grade and a Youth Initiatives Guide to help organize a Youth Advisory Council and complete a Litter Free Places, Trashless Tree Trail and Waste Audit for recognition as a KAB School. For details contact Kathryn Joblon at kjoblon@kab.org

In addition to the resources below, learn about Recycle-Bowl, Keep America Beautiful’s K-12 in-school recycling competition, and RecycleMania, for college and university students and staff.

The community leaders of tomorrow are in the classrooms of today!

Waste In Place

Interactive set of materials for Pre-K to 12th grade.

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Youth Advisory Council

A unique opportunity for high school students from diverse backgrounds across the nation to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program.

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Youth Resources

Guidebooks — for students, educators or other project leaders — that can help lead the next generation of community stewards through the process of service- and project-based learning

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KAB Schools

The goal of Keep America Beautiful Schools is to provide schools with three easy-to-use educational programs that provide measurable results and are youth-driven.

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