Keep America Beautiful Accepting Applications for 2018–19 National Youth Advisory Council

Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading community improvement nonprofit, is accepting applications for its 2018-19 National Youth Advisory Council.

The Keep America Beautiful National Youth Advisory Council creates a framework for youth engagement, providing a unique opportunity for ten high school students from diverse backgrounds to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program. Prior classes of the Youth Advisory Council have attended the Keep America Beautiful National Conference, which will next take place in Baltimore in early 2019.

The organization seek to infuse the voice of today's youth into its programming, building on the model of youth leadership seen in its local and state community-based affiliates. To that end, all National Youth Advisory Council participants will have with the opportunity to engage in creative work with a national nonprofit organization focused on ending littering, improving recycling, and beautifying America's communities; partner with like-minded youth with unique perspectives from across the country; inform Keep America Beautiful on programs while learning about approaches for engaging youth in community service; and act as service-learning ambassadors in their community by playing a leadership role in engaging youth in service.

Young people interested in applying must be between 15 and 18 years old by June 1; be enrolled in public or private high school (in grades 10, 11 or 12) in September; be a resident and citizen of the U.S., Canada, or a U.S. territory; be able to commit to a term from July 2018 - June 2019 that includes one-hour monthly conference calls; be available for an in-person or conference call training during the summer of 2018; and be able to provide feedback and participate in program evaluations. 

Criteria for selection will include but not be limited to geographic location, writing ability, leadership skills demonstrated, ability to commit time, and focus area distribution.

For application instructions and to learn more, see the Keep America Beautiful website.