Keep America Beautiful's Youth Advisory Council Participates in Martin Luther King Day of Service
Keep America Beautiful engaged its National Youth Advisory Council members in a Martin Luther King Day of Service project in Grand Prairie, Texas, prior to its 2018 National Conference, which took place Jan. 17-19 in Dallas.
Keep America Beautiful annually selects 11 students nationwide to contribute to and inform the organization on program innovation, while acting as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their communities.
The National Youth Advisory Council gathered with Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliate Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful and the Grand Prairie Independent School District to conduct a “Trashless Tree Trails” project at Daniels Elementary School.
“Trashless Tree Trails,” a Keep America Beautiful partnership with Texas A&M Forest Service, is a component of the Keep America Beautiful Schools initiative. The initiative involves measuring existing trees (i.e. height, crown spread, and circumference), mapping them, and calculating their annual economic and environmental impact. This project also included a tree-planting and beautification component around the campus.