STAMFORD, Conn. (April 18, 2018) – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 National Youth Advisory Council through July 8, 2019. 

The Keep America Beautiful National Youth Advisory Council creates a framework for youth engagement, providing a unique opportunity for 20 high school students (11th and 12th grades) 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 Memphis, Tennessee, in early 2020.

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 local and state community-based affiliates of the nonprofit. Participants will also contribute to Keep America Beautiful 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 implement personal service-learning projects within their communities. 
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 its programming, while learning about approaches for engaging youth in community service; 
  • Play a leadership role in engaging youth in community service by acting as service-learning ambassadors.

“The Youth Advisory Council can serve as a partner to Keep America Beautiful by helping us reach more students nationwide,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “As important, our Youth Advisory Council provides the chosen high school students with an opportunity to develop their interests in community service – and sustainability – before entering college.”

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About Keep America Beautiful 
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, 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