Youth and Educational Programs

From the Young Environmental Leaders to the Waste In Place curriculum and Patch Program, our youth programs are fostering budding environmental stewards and ensure a bright future for Texas!



KTB Patch Program
We are proud to offer the Keep Texas Beautiful Patch Program. Patches are often presented to Boy and Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Youth, among others.
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Don't mess with Texas Art Contest
Get creative with the Don’t mess with Texas Elementary School Art Contest! Texas elementary school students enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade are invited to create artwork for the 2018 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar.
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Don't mess with Texas Scholarship
The Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken leadership roles to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities and build awareness of the Don’t mess with Texas initiative.
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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.
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Litter Force
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is now targeting even younger Texans with its litter-prevention campaign. The Litter Force Team teaches elementary-age children about the perils of littering and how they can help 'blast the trash' and protect Texas roadways from litter.
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Waste In Place
The Waste In Place curriculum, created by Keep America Beautiful, addresses the problem of waste and its disposal alternatives, and emphasizes responsible solid waste handling practices through hands-on activities for Pre-K to 6th grade. This unique curriculum aims to encourage informed decisions by our future community leaders.
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Youth and Educator Awards
The Keep Texas Beautiful Youth & Educator Awards honor extraordinary students, educators and volunteers working to improve and beautify their communities.
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EnviroScape Nonpoint Source Model
This interactive and fun model teaches students about nonpoint source pollution.
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