July 2016
Youth Matters

PALS: Making a Difference in Montgomery!

Flowers Elementary joins the Clean Campus Program.

Flowers Elementary in Montgomery has joined the Clean Campus Program! At the direction of teacher Christy Hale, the fifth-grade students at Flowers are getting the ball rolling with the Clean Campus initiative.

I had the pleasure of speaking to all of the fifth-graders at Flowers and teaching the students more about what it means to be involved in the Clean Campus Program. We listed ways they could be more involved such as picking up litter when they see it, never putting trash somewhere that it can blow away and recycling. I learned the students at Flowers are currently recycling, so they are already headed in the right direction!

We also talked about starting regular campus cleanup days and how they could coordinate cleanup days outside of school with any group they are involved with.

I also encouraged the school to participate in our yearly Clean Campus Scrapbook Competition due in October. This is an opportunity for the school to show off all of the great things they have been doing on campus to keep their school looking more beautiful. I encouraged them to take lots of pictures throughout the year to include in their scrapbook! I also told them to go ahead and mark their calendars to participate in next year’s poster contest!

Getting started in the Clean Campus Program is as easy as going to our website at www.alpals.org and signing up through the Clean Campus link. Each school is asked to follow a few simple membership guidelines to keep their campus and community litter-free. It is absolutely FREE to become a member, so encourage a school near you to sign up today!

If you have any additional questions regarding the Clean Campus Program, feel free to give me a call at 334-263-7737.


Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.