December 2017
Youth Matters

PALS: Boaz Intermediate School is back with the Clean Campus Program!

Students are making a difference with schoolwide recycling.


Boaz Intermediate School in Marshall County has joined the Clean Campus Program! We are so excited to welcome them back to the program for the first time in over six years! At the direction of teacher Amanda Duckett, these students are sure to have lots of Clean Campus success.

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the fourth- and fifth-graders, and they made a great first impression! Not only were the students super attentive but they also are about to begin a schoolwide recycling campaign.

The local recycling facility is providing the school with bins and will empty them as needed. This type of partnership is key for schools to make the recycling process as worry-free as possible for the teachers.

During our discussion, the students learned all about where their trash goes and how long it lasts once it gets there. They learned why their new recycling project is so important and how they will be keeping thousands of pounds of plastic and paper from going to the landfill. The students saw ideas for making treasure from trash, and, of course, we talked about litter and all the ways it adversely affects our communities.

The students from Boaz Intermediate School are ready to make a difference in their community!

Do you know if your local schools are a part of the Clean Campus Program? If not, please visit our website at to learn more! The Clean Campus Program is FREE to all Alabama public, private and county schools. Schools may sign up for the Clean Campus Program online or by calling 334-263-7737.


Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.