From the Waste In Place curriculum to the Patch Program, our youth programs are helping create environmental stewards, giving Texas a bright future!
Don’t mess with Texas® Art Contest
Did you know that Texans ages 16-34 are the most likely to litter? We need to do all we can to motivate young Texans to keep our environment free from trash. Help Don't mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful teach our future leaders the importance of litter prevention by getting involved in the Don't mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest!
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. Presented in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest will award one $6,000 scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships in June.
Applications for the 2018 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year.
To apply for the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. Applications must be received by online submission or postmarked by 5 p.m. (CST) April 20, 2018.
The Keep Texas Beautiful Patch Program is designed to give recognition to the outstanding efforts of Scouts in their communities. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire youth or other youth group members may earn patches by participating in various events.
Waste In Place
The Waste in Place curriculum 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 students. This unique curriculum aims to help youth have a better understanding of their community, the environment, and to explore how they can make a difference in litter prevention and community improvement.