Keep America Beautiful Selects National Youth Advisory Council
STAMFORD, Conn. (July 31, 2012) — Keep America Beautiful (KAB) selected 10 high school students from across the country to serve on its inaugural national Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The YAC creates a framework for youth engagement with KAB, infusing the youth voice into KAB's programs and building on the model of youth leadership seen in KAB's local and state affiliates.
The newly-selected YAC members will act as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their respective communities and states. The selection decisions were based on a written application, geographic representation, grade level (mixing different grades), and interest area (litter prevention, beautification and community greening, and waste reduction/recycling). No more than one member could represent any one state.
The members of the 2012/2013 YAC class come from across the nation:
Youth Advisory Council members will participate in the KAB 60th anniversary National Conference in Washington, D.C. (Jan. 29-31, 2013) and produce materials to distribute to the KAB network.
Through the generous support of the Wrigley Company Foundation, YAC members will be able to partner with like-minded youth with unique perspectives from across the country and learn about approaches for engaging youth in community service.
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