Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Keep PA Beautiful Seeking Nominations For Litter Hawk Youth Award Program To Recognize Students In Grades K To 6

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is now accepting nominations for the
Litter Hawk Youth Award Program, a recognition program for students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade.  The deadline for nominations is January 31. 

Students who complete a project specific to their grade level can participate individually or as part of a lesson initiated by schools, home-schools, scout troops, 4-H clubs, environmental clubs or other organized groups.

The Litter Hawk Youth Award Program is a way for kids to share their hope, optimism and concerns about litter and inspire others to care for their communities through art, words or video. 

In coordination of the release of the revision of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s popular Open your Eyes to Litter series of books for grades K through 6, the theme is: Open Your Eyes to Litter Show Us What You See. 

Projects include:

-- Grades Kindergarten through 4 - Poster 

-- Grades 5 – Essay 

-- Grade 6 – Video  

First and second place will be awarded prizes in each grade level. All participants will receive recognition of participation. 

Winners will be announced in May in coordination with a display of winning entries at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building. 

“We are excited to see how Pennsylvania students feel and think about litter in their neighborhoods, school and other favorite places. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful believes that engaging youth in protecting the environment not only creates a direct impact on changing behaviors and attitudes, but also influences their friends and families,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We are all responsible for keeping our communities clean and beautiful. This program provides a fun and easy way for students to illustrate respect for the environment and their community.”

The Litter Hawk Youth Award Program was created with funding provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. 

For more information, downloadable promotional posters and an entry form, visit the KPB Litter Hawk Youth Award Program webpage.

Questions can be answered by Stephanie Larson at slarson@keeppabeautiful.org or 724-836-4121 ext. 104.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, visit their YouTube Channel.

The 2023 Pick Up Pennsylvania Initiative will be held thru November 30.  Questions should be directed to Michelle Dunn at 1-877-772-3673 Ext. 113 or send email to: mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.

Keep PA Beautiful helps mobilize over 100,000 volunteers a year to pick up litter, clean up illegal dumping and beautify Pennsylvania.

Related Article:

-- Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Announces Litter Hawk Youth Award Program Poster, Video, Essay Winners  [PaEN]

[Posted: October 31, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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