Let’s get a Scout or Venturer on Keep America Beautiful’s Youth Advisory Council

Keep America Beautiful is a nonprofit group that’s trying to end littering and improve recycling to clean up our communities.

So when they turn to young people for guidance, it makes sense to include some Scouts and Venturers in the conversation.

Keep America Beautiful is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 National Youth Advisory Council, and I’d encourage you to share this opportunity with a Scout or Venturer you know.

After all, we learn in Scouting to always leave a place better than we found it.

The Youth Advisory Council will consist of 10 high school students (15 to 18 years old by June 1) who will act as ambassadors for Keep America Beautiful, produce materials to spread the Keep America Beautiful message and attend — with all expenses paid — the Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Applications are due at 11 p.m. May 6, 2016.

Here’s some more info:

Roles of the Youth Advisory Council

  • Engage in creative work with a nonprofit organization focused on litter prevention, beautification and community greening and waste reduction and recycling
  • Partner with like-minded youth with unique perspectives from across the country
  • Inform KAB on programs while learning about approaches for engaging youth in community service
  • Act as a service-learning ambassador in their community and state by playing a leadership role in engaging youth in service and service-learning

Requirements for the Youth Advisory Council

Youth interested in applying must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 15 to 18 years old by June 1
  • Be enrolled in public or private high school (in grades 10, 11 or 12) in September 2016
  • Be a resident and citizen of U.S., U.S. Territories or Canada
  • Be able to commit to a term from July 2016 to June 2017 including one-hour monthly conference calls
  • Be available to travel on an expense-paid, youth leadership training as part of the KAB 2017 National Conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21 to 26
  • Be available for an in-person or conference call training during Summer 2016
  • Be available via phone and internet for monthly webinar meetings with fellow Council members
  • Be able to provide feedback and participate in program evaluations

How to apply

Click here.