Youth Resource Library

 The H-E-B/Central Market Youth Resource Library is an online listing of ready-made youth programs, lesson plans and templates available to replicate and implement in your community. The programs are available to utilize in both formal and informal educational settings.

Educational Resources
For educators looking to enhance their classroom offerings.

Environmental Books
This compliation of youth books addresses environmental topics.

Green Contests, Games and Activities

Take a look at the assortment of interactive and educational games available to engage students of all ages.

School Gardens
Information on school gardens, including grant opportunities.

Youth and Education Grants

Resources for financial assistance for youth programs.

Program Details
These successful programs were shared by KTB affiliates. Lesson plans have been created for each program, along with TEKS correlation.


Beautification/Community Greening
  • The Germinators - grade level 3-5
    Submitted by Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful
    This program engages Junior Master Gardener students in horticultural and environmental concepts by exposing students to community gardeners, scientists, and college/high school students who offer expertise.
  • Demonstration Garden - grade level any, 6-12
    Submitted by Keep Rowlett Beautiful
    This program is designed to create a demonstration garden that exemplifies native, adaptive and drought tolerant plants of Texas.
Litter Prevention/Recycling
  • Trash Timeline - grade level 3-5
    Submitted by Angelina Beautiful/Clean
    This activity educates students about trash, littering and making positive choices about waste disposal.
  • Waste In Place - grade level Pre-K-6
    Grant funds may be used to supplement the cost of a Waste In Place-certified trainer and/or books.
Recycling/Waste Reduction
  • Recycling Fashion Show - grade level k-12
    Submitted by Keep Mesquite Beautiful
    This program is designed to challenge the public to think about trash in different ways, bringing costumes made from trash and recyclable materials to a runway show held at a town center.
  • Youth Advisory Board - grade level 6-12
    Submitted by Keep Sugar Land Beautiful
    This program creates youth environmental leaders through advisory board service, promoting youth leadership development and building confident, knowledgeable stewards of sustainability.
Water Conservation
  • Water Wisdom - grade level 6-12
    Submitted by Angelina Beautiful/Clean
    This activity introduces vocabulary and methods for water conservation.

The Youth Resource Library is sponsored by: