April 2018
Youth Matters

PALS: Rehobeth Elementary Beta Club – Making a Difference in Houston County

The Rehobeth Elementary School Junior Beta Club has signed on to be a part of the Clean Campus Program! This impressive group of fourth- and fifth-graders works all year long to not only have academic excellence but also have community involvement and extracurricular excellence, as well. The Clean Campus Program is proud to partner with this group of over 60 scholars!

I recently had the opportunity to visit with these students and got to see firsthand how they work together to prepare for their Beta Club conferences, as well as brainstorm for new ways to help in the community. These students are already having regular campus cleanups and, now, plan to do more around the school to encourage the antilitter movement on campus. They plan to make recycled bookmarks for their local library from cereal and snack boxes, and several students also plan on entering our upcoming poster contest!

At the direction of Junior Beta Club sponsor Holly Seales, these students are making a huge difference in Houston County!

Our youth really are the future of the beauty of Alabama. I speak to thousands of students each year through the Clean Campus Program, but it is still only a fraction of the youth in our great state. If a school near you would like to participate in our antilitter movement, please have them email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 334-224-7594.

One of the most wonderful things about the Clean Campus Program is that it is FREE to all Alabama public and private schools thanks to ALFA and Alabama Farmers Cooperative! The Alabama PALS Clean Campus Program really is a win-win for Alabama communities. Won’t you join us?


Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.