May 2013
Youth Matters

Harlan Elementary’s K Kids Partner with PALS to Promote a Clean Campus

The K Kids of W. S. Harlan Elementary School are great role models for the rest of the school and their community. They initiate school and community projects, and motivate others to get involved. That is why they wanted to become members of the PALS Clean Campus Program.

The K Kids and I discussed how we could promote a cleaner and healthier school environment.

   
 We started with litter education and recycling. The students were shown how their carbon footprint affects the earth’s environment.  

We started with litter education and recycling. The students were shown how their carbon footprint affects the earth’s environment.

PALS Clean Campus Program gave them a collection of materials including bags, recycling boxes and litter related activities. The students are going to enter the PALS Poster and Essay Contest, which brings a $250 prize for the first place winner. Students were also encouraged to keep a scrapbook of all clean campus events. PALS presents a $1,000 scholarship for first place, $750 scholarship for second place and $500 scholarship for third place. All of these activities present an opportunity for students and faculty members to be part of having their school recognized for their efforts.

All winners are invited to the Governor’s Awards in November. The Kiwanis Club and Deborah Stokes have been inspirational in promoting PALS.

The Pals Clean Campus Program is looking forward to hearing about all the ongoing projects of W. S. Harlan Elementary School.

If you are interested in becoming a PALS Clean Campus member, contact Mary Stanford, PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 334-224-7594.