Sunset High School Completes Keep America Beautiful Schools Program

Dallas, Texas School One of First in Nation to Receive Recognition

Dallas, TX (January 25, 2018) – Sunset High School recently completed the requirements to be designated a Keep America Beautiful School. The school, based in an Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, is one of the first in the nation to receive this recognition.

Keep America Beautiful Schools further engage, educate and inspire youth as the next generation of environmental and community stewards. The primary objective of Keep America Beautiful Schools is to provide turnkey programs that can be adapted on K-12 school campuses and implemented nationwide to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities.

To complete Keep America Beautiful’s requirements for the program, a school must complete three modules on an annual basis. The modules – Litter-Free Places, Trashless Tree Trails, and a Solid Waste and Recycling Audit – help schools identify local community improvement issues and work to find solutions that will best address those issues. These initiatives are designed to be youth-driven, providing teachers and students with measurable results.

Sunset High School seniors Danielle Herrera, Jannet Diaz and Victor Rodriguez serve on the Keep Dallas Beautiful Youth Advisory Board and led the Keep America Beautiful recognition program with support and guidance from their faculty advisers, Ms. Soniris Rosas Padilla and Ms. Hilda Rivera.

“Keep Dallas Beautiful is proud of the work Sunset High students and their facility advisers have done to be recognized as a Keep America Beautiful School. In addition to the basic requirements, students led a tee shirt, sneaker and jeans collection for the homeless and designed a native plants garden with the goal of water conservation on campus. Because of the impact the Keep America Beautiful School program has had on our community, Keep Dallas Beautiful looks forward to initiating this program at other Dallas schools,” says Brenda L. Finch, Executive Director.

Learn more about Keep America Beautiful Schools.

About Keep Dallas Beautiful
Keep Dallas Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent of Dallas city government, building community leadership and evolving environmental improvements beyond the scope of basic government services. Keep Dallas Beautiful serves the 1,317,929 residents and businesses of Dallas, focusing service on low-income neighborhoods. Its mission is to improve environmental quality in Dallas by working with youth, neighbors and grass-roots organizations to create resilient communities with sustainable programs that practice environmental stewardship to meet the diverse needs and cultures within Dallas. Follow Keep Dallas Beautiful on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Donate and volunteer at KeepDallasBeautiful.net.

About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.

Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.

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