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Keep America Beautiful Presents Pflugerville’s Sarah Young with First Place Youth Recognition Award

By February 24, 2014No Comments

Pflugerville’s Sarah Young was recognized for her outstanding commitment to improving her community environment with the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) First Place Youth Recognition Award.

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, presented the award during its recent National Conference in Charlotte, NC where KAB affiliate leaders from across the country share their best practices and celebrate their successes of the past year. The Keep America Beautiful Youth Recognition Awards are open to individuals or groups who exhibited an outstanding commitment to improving their community environment and who comprehensively support the Keep America Beautiful mission through their projects and programs implemented in the community. Young was nominated by Keep Texas Beautiful.

Sarah Young was recognized for outstanding community work and leadership. She is a founding member and Youth Director of Discover Green – Young Environmental Leaders, Inc., a young-led environmental movement, dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment; empowering students to take action through environmentally-focused projects; and taking action to protect the environment for current and future generations.

Young is also involved in Girl Scouts, 4-H, the city of Pflugerville – Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lower Colorado River Authority as a Water Quality Monitor.  Having earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, Keep Texas Beautiful’s Youth Award of Excellence and Texas One Star Foundation’s First Lady Rising Star Award, Young is committed to being a role model to others.

“It’s my privilege to honor sarah young and celebrate her dedication to improving the quality of life in central texas,” said cathie gail, executive director of keep texas beautiful. “in the spirit of keep texas beautiful, sarah serves as a role model to local youth, affecting change through education and awareness of environmental issues.”