STAMFORD, Conn. (April 10, 2018) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 National Youth Advisory Council through June 8.
Keep America Beautiful’s National Youth Advisory Council creates a framework for youth engagement, providing a unique opportunity for 10 high school students from diverse backgrounds across the nation to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program. Prior classes of the Youth Advisory Council have attended the Keep America Beautiful National Conference, which will next take place in Baltimore in early 2019.
Keep America Beautiful is seeking to infuse the voice of today’s youth into its programming, building on the model of youth leadership seen in Keep America Beautiful’s local and state community-based affiliates. Participants will contribute to and inform Keep America Beautiful on programs while acting as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their communities.
All applicants will have an opportunity to serve with the Youth Advisory Council network and create local youth councils. The National Youth Advisory Council will provide participants with the opportunity to:
- Engage in creative work with a national nonprofit organization focused on ending littering, improving recycling, and beautifying America’s communities;
- Partner with like-minded youth with unique perspectives from across the country;
- Inform Keep America Beautiful on programs, while learning about approaches for engaging youth in community service;
- Act as service-learning ambassadors in their community by playing a leadership role in engaging youth in service.
“The Keep America Beautiful National Youth Advisory Council provides students with an opportunity to build upon their interests in community service and sustainability,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “As important is our interest in hearing what they have to say because members of our Youth Advisory Council can be our partners in strengthening Keep America Beautiful’s programs and resources to help reach more students nationwide.”
To learn more about Keep America Beautiful’s Education programs, visit kab.org/our-programs/education.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.
Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.