Staff Blog: How Youth Can Spring into Action to Keep Texas Beautiful
Spring is just around the corner and at Keep Texas Beautiful we have many ways to get youth involved in keeping Texas beautiful. From contests to clean-ups, check out all the ways youth and youth groups can participate this spring!
Texas students currently enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade are invited to participate in the Texas Department of Transportation and Keep Texas Beautiful's Don't mess with Texas K-12 Art Contest! The artwork will be displayed in the 2020 Don't mess with Texas Calendar. There will be 13 winners from all across the state of Texas who who will a $100 visa gift card and their teachers will win a $100 HEB gift card. Send in your submission quick because the art contest will close on April 18, 2019! To learn more about the contest and rules, please visit our website. Educators, parents, and affiliates are encouraged to participate in the upcoming webinar about the Art Calendar Contest on Thursday, March 7 at 4pm. Click here to register for the webinar now!
Keep Texas Beautiful Youth Awards
Nominations for the 2019 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards recognize the efforts made by youth and educators working to improve and beautify their communities. The Ruthe Jackson Awards honor youth and youth organizations, and nominations will open on March 5, 2019 and close on April 2, 2019. Winners will receive a cash prize and recognition at the annual Keep Texas Beautiful Conference in Rockwall, Texas.
KTB Patch Program
The Keep Texas Beautiful Patch Program is designed for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire youth or other youth group members to earn patches by participating in KTB events. This spring, youth can earn patches by participating in the Great American Clean-Up or Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off. KTB currently offers 5 different patches, so check out our website to learn other ways your youth group can earn a patch!
We hope you can use one or more of these ways to connect with Keep Texas Beautiful and the environment this Spring!
Blog Post Written By Sara Walters, Program Manager.