March 2018
Youth Matters

PALS: Leading the Way to a Cleaner Community

Washington County Career Tech students find ways to promote recycling.


Welcome to the Clean Campus Program, Washington County Career Technical School! WCCT has decided the Alabama PALS Clean Campus Program will be their ongoing service project for the coming years.

We are thrilled they have chosen to not only become a part of the program but are also planning ways to influence and impact their community, as well.

In my recent visit with the students of WCCT, we discussed many options for community involvement.

First, they are looking at our Adopt-A-Mile program as a way for the students to take an active part in litter cleanups. Our Adopt-A-Mile program is a great way for them to have visibility in the community with the sign display and also by being seen doing the cleanups.

Second, their metal and woodworking students are considering making signs from recycled materials to spread the antilitter message.

Many of the students are also interested in making items that can be submitted to our annual Recycled Art Contest. All contest entries are due April 27, and we can’t wait to see what they submit!

Third, the school is starting a recycling program. Even with limited recycling facilities in Washington County, this determined student body and faculty have found a way to transport their recycling so they can be more environmentally friendly!

Way to go, WCCT!!

One of the most wonderful things about the Clean Campus Program is that it is FREE to all Alabama public and private schools! The Alabama PALS Clean Campus Program really is a win-win for Alabama communities.

Is there a school near you that could benefit from hearing the Clean Campus message? Do you know a school in your community that might like to participate in our contests?

If so, please have them contact me by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 334-224-7594.


Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.