National Youth Advisory Council Application and Instructions

Keep America Beautiful is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 National Youth Advisory Council through June 8, 2018. This is a unique opportunity for ten (10) high school students (15-18 years old) from diverse backgrounds across the nation to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program. Participants will contribute to and inform KAB on programs while acting as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their communities. YAC members will produce materials to distribute to the KAB affiliate network and participate in the KAB National Conference. Members will serve as ambassadors and represent KAB within their community.

The National Youth Advisory Council creates a framework for youth engagement. KAB is seeking to infuse the youth voice into our programs and build on the model of youth leadership seen in our local and state affiliates. ALL applicants will have an opportunity to serve with the YAC network and to create local youth councils. The National Youth Advisory Council will provide youth with the opportunity to:
• Engage in creative work with a nonprofit organization focused on litter prevention, beautification and community greening and waste reduction and recycling
• Partner with like-minded youth with unique perspectives from across the country
• Inform KAB on programs while learning about approaches for engaging youth in community service
• Act as a service-learning ambassador in their community and state by playing a leadership role in engaging youth in service and service-learning

Youth interested in applying must meet the following criteria:
• Be between 15-18 years old by June 1
• Be enrolled in public or private high school (in grades 10, 11 or 12) in September 2018
• Be a resident and citizen of US, US Territories, or Canada
• Be able to commit to a term from July 2018 - June 2019 including 1-hour monthly conference calls
• Be available for an in-person or conference call training during Summer 2018
• Be available via phone and internet for monthly webinar meetings with fellow Council members
• Be able to provide feedback and participate in program evaluations

To learn more about Keep America Beautiful visit Applications accepted through June 8, 2018 8:00 pm EST. If you need assistance please contact Tom Morales at or 203.659.3044.

WE RECOMMEND that you download the application to plan your answers (PDF Application) and learn more about current Youth Advisory Council members at this site - YAC. Once application is started it has required fields and cannot be saved to continue. PLEASE plan to be able to complete all of the application at one time.

Criteria for selection will include, but not be limited to, geographic location, writing ability, leadership skills demonstrated, ability to commit time to serve on council, and focus area distribution.