Youth and Educator Awards

The KTB Youth and Educator Awards honor extraordinary students, educators and volunteers working to improve and beautify their communities. Awards are given in a number of categories, to elementary through college-level youth as well as educators and youth organizers.

In addition to the award recognition, a $100 cash prize is awarded to the recipient at a local presentation. Winners will also be invited to share information on their winning project at our Annual Conference.

Ruthe Jackson Youth Leadership Awards
This honor recognizes the outstanding efforts made by youth whose accomplishments are bringing about cleaner, more beautiful campuses, parks and communities, thus making Texas a better place to live.
  • Elementary-clubs, classes, school
  • Middle-clubs, classes, school
  • High School-clubs, classes, school
  • Scouts
  • Youth Individual
  • Off Campus
  • College/University
Learn about Ruthe Jackson.

Sadie Ray Graff Awards
This honor recognizes those in the field of education who encourage or demonstrate efforts to promote the KTB mission through environmental education.
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High School
  • District
  • Off Campus/Clubs
  • Educator/School Official
  • School Volunteer
Learn about Sadie Ray Graff.

**The application deadline is 5 pm on May 5, 2015.**
The award application must be submitted online, with written summary and supplemental materials uploaded and application fees. Late, faxed or emailed entries will not be accepted. There is an application fee of $5/entry. Pay your application fee.

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2014 Youth and Educator Award Winners