Public Education & Outreach

YEAR-ROUND

Field Trips and Classroom Presentations


Education and outreach initiatives are key to the objectives of Keep Allen Beautiful (KAB). KAB produces an annual Education & Outreach Guide to highlight programs, presentations and field trips offered by the City of Allen and local partners.
Keep Allen Beautiful Field Trips
OCTOBER

Recycled Art Contest


This annual competition for Allen ISD students is held in conjunction with Allen Recycles Day. The contest is open to K - 12 grades. Students must submit their entries to their school no later than October 24 to be judged at the school level.  The top 3 entries per grade will be forwarded to compete at the City level.  Overall winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at Allen City Hall, 305 Century Parkway, as part of the annual Allen Recycles Day event in November. 
Grades K-1 Coloring Page K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-8 Grades 9-12
2017 Winners
Keep Allen Beautiful Recycled Art Contest
 DECEMBER

Arbor Day Poster Contest


This contest challenges 4th and 5th grade students to design and create informational posters according to the theme and utilizing the Activity Guide and the Rubric.  The current theme is: "Trees are Terrific...and Forests are too!"   Keep Allen Beautiful judges the posters. Winners are recognized at an Allen City Council meeting in February. The first place winner receives recognition at his/her school and a tree planted in their honor.  Posters are due by or before January 26, 2018.  2017/2018 Information:
How to Create a Winning PosterActivity Guide, Rubric, Presentation about Contest
 
SPRING

Reuse-a-Shoe Contest


Keep Allen Beautiful and The Shoe Bank host this contest every spring. Allen ISD schools (K-12) compete to donate the most new or gently-used shoes to the shoe bank. The school collecting the most pairs per student wins the grand prize.
Keep Allen Beautiful Reuse a Shoe Contest
YEAR-ROUND

Advanced Scout Projects


Scouts interested in developing projects for their Eagle Project or Order of the Arrow service work may reference the Guidelines for Advanced Scout Projects. These guidelines will help them find city employees interested in supporting their projects. For additional information, call Josué Diaz at 214.509.4555.
Keep Allen Beautiful Scouting Projects