Service Learning and Leadership Development Program Available to 20 High School Students

STAMFORD, Conn. (May 7, 2020) – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 National Youth Advisory Council (YAC) through Friday, July 10, 2020.

The YAC program provides a unique opportunity for the 20 selected high school students from diverse backgrounds across the nation to participate in service learning and leadership development. Participants will contribute to and inform Keep America Beautiful on programs, while acting as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their communities.

“Keep America Beautiful is excited to infuse the voice of high school students into our programs and build on the model of youth leadership seen in our local and state affiliates,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman. “All participants will have the benefit of serving with the Youth Advisory Council network and implement personal service-learning projects within their communities.”

The YAC program provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Engage in creative work with a nonprofit organization focused on litter prevention, beautification and community greening, and waste reduction and recycling
  • Partner with students with unique perspectives from across the country
  • Act as service-learning ambassadors in their communities and states by playing a leadership role in engaging youth in service and service-learning

The 2020 YAC highlighted their passions and projects in this Global Youth Service Day video in April. Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service and civic action event in the world that celebrates and builds the capacity of all youth, ages 5-25, to help our communities and democracy thrive by working together for the common good.

Students in high school can apply to the National Youth Advisory Council by visiting:

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 FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Donate and take action at


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May 7, 2020

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