STAMFORD, Conn. (Oct. 23, 2018) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, has selected 11 high school students from across the country to serve on its seventh national Youth Advisory Council. Keep America Beautiful’s Youth Advisory Council provides a unique opportunity for high school students to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program focusing on environmental stewardship and sustainability.

The members of the 2018-2019 Youth Advisory Council class come from across the nation:

  • Madison Bell, Somerville, Tennessee
  • Caroline Carter, Plano, Texas
  • Conor Dougherty, Cape Coral, Florida
  • Isabella Garcia, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Alexandria Henson, Cape Coral, Florida
  • Liam Horne, Arlington, Texas
  • Nathan Lissy, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Brian Mecinas, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Lakin Stevens, High Point, North Carolina
  • Christina Weatherford, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Dain Yi, Montgomery, Alabama

The newly-selected Youth Advisory Council members will act as ambassadors for youth service at the local level and will be provided stipends to implement local stewardship service projects. Previously, Youth Advisory Council classes have piloted and developed Keep America Beautiful initiatives that engage students in support of the Keep America Beautiful mission. The class of 2018/2019 will also attend Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference, which takes place Feb. 6-8, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland.

“Keep America Beautiful’s National Youth Advisory Council provides the members’ local communities an intersectional impact on the way we approach environmental wellness, protection and community improvement,” said Kathyrn Joblon, Keep America Beautiful’s Youth & Education Programs Manager. “In addition to providing the students with an opportunity to foster their interest in community service, our Youth Advisory Council members also serve as 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 our Education page.

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