Click to Home

Go To Search
HomeVisit AllenLive in AllenDo Business in AllenDepartments and ServicesNews and EventsI Need To

Public Education & Outreach
Education and outreach initiatives are a core component to the objectives of Keep Allen Beautiful. For a complete list of education programs available to youth groups, service organizations and clubs, please reference the annual Education & Outreach Guide. In addition to a comprehensive list of environmental programs, this guide includes all free programs offered through the various City departments and partner organizations. 

Be sure to check KAB News & Announcements for details about annual education activities and community events. For more information about individual education programs or the annual education activities listed below, contact Kathy Keller-Mielke at 214.509.4552.

Recycled Art Contest
Every year, in conjunction with Allen Recycles Day, the City of Allen and Keep Allen Beautiful host the Recycled Art Contest for AISD students during the month of October. All students K-12 are invited to participate! The 2013 theme is: “I Want to be Recycled!”

The due date for all submissions is Thursday, October 24th by 5pm to be submitted to the attention of Kathy Keller-Mielke. All submissions should be brought to City Hall (305 Century Parkway, 75013) prior to this time.

For additional information about the contest, please read the Art Contest Guidelines in their entirety. Another good reference material to use for the contest is the City of Allen's Recycle Flyer. If students use materials that are not found on this flyer, their entry will be disqualified. Additionally, for our Kindergarten and 1st Grade students participating in the contest, please use the KAB Coloring Page provided. Lastly, please make sure that each submission has the signature of the artist, grade and name of their school on the BACK of the piece. Feel free to use the Signature Template for all submissions, grade levels K-12.

THE RESULTS ARE IN: The detailed list of winners can be found here. Congratulations to all the winners of this year's Recycled Art Contest!

Arbor Day Poster Contest 
The Arbor Day Poster Contest engages 4th and 5th grade students in designing and creating posters according to the concepts and theme associated with the annual Arbor Day Celebration. The posters are submitted to KAB and judged. Local winners are recognized at Allen City Council and the first place winner receives recognition at his/her school. The contest is sponsored each Fall.

The theme for this year's contest is "Trees are Terrific, Inside and Out!"  Please make sure that all information and lesson plans used incorporates this year's theme.

A one-page information sheet with all pertinent information regarding the contest should be used in conjunction with the Arbor Day Poster Contest Lesson Plan.  The Lesson Plan is a comprehensive document that has easy-to-follow instructions in a step by step format.  Lessons, activities and student handouts are all contained within and ready to take to class!

Reuse-a-Shoe Contest
Reuse-a-shoe contestEvery Spring, Keep Allen Beautiful and The Shoe Bank host the Reuse-a-Shoe Contest! Allen ISD school campuses (K-12) compete to see which school can bring in the most gently-used shoes to donate to The Shoe Bank to be distributed to those in need. The school collecting the most pairs per capita wins a Grand Prize!  

In addition, the City of Allen also participates in the Reuse-a-Shoe Contest in conjunction with the AISD by offering community collection sites at City Hall, the Allen Public Library, the Senior Recreation Center, Joe Farmer Recreation Center, and Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. 

Advanced Scout Projects
For any scouts interested in developing projects for their Eagle Project or Order of the Arrow service-work, the Guidelines for Advanced Scout Projects have been established in order to assist them in finding city employees interested in supporting their projects. Keep Allen Beautiful Vice-Chair, Mardy Brown, is the current Scouting Liaison to KAB. For additional information, contact Casey Bennett at 214.509.4555.

Stage 3 Water Restrictions
Every drop continues to count - Stage 3 Water Restrictions remain in effect.