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Keep McAllen Beautiful Youth Advisory Council 

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Left to right are the Keep McAllen Beautiful Youth Advisory Council:   Juan Pablo Manrique, Lamar (Memorial); Paula Espinoza, Idea McAllen; Ximena Hasbach,  Idea McAllen; Darian Solis, McAllen High School;  Omero Perez, McAllen High School. Courtesy Image
Left to right are the Keep McAllen Beautiful Youth Advisory Council: Juan Pablo Manrique, Lamar (Memorial); Paula Espinoza, Idea McAllen; Ximena Hasbach, Idea McAllen; Darian Solis, McAllen High School; Omero Perez, McAllen High School. Courtesy Image

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Keep McAllen Beautiful (KMB), in collaboration with McAllen Independent School District, has created a Youth Advisory Committee to provide the City of McAllen’s non-profit organization the perspective of young people passionate about McAllen an increasingly attractive city. The committee will serve to emulate Keep McAllen Beautiful and offer youth an opportunity to gain nonprofit experience, as well as knowledge about serving on a board and giving back to the community.  YAC members will serve as liaisons between their schools and KMB.  

“KMB, in accordance with our vision statement, ‘Beautiful places for all spaces.’ will work collaboratively with student representatives from McAllen’s high schools to foster this Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) who can help encourage more young people to get involved and help keep McAllen beautiful,” said Chris Lash, manager for Keep McAllen Beautiful.  

KMB is proud to announce this year’s YAC members; representing McAllen High school, Darian Solis and Omero Perez; representing Lamar (Memorial), Juan Pablo Manrique; and representing Idea McAllen, Paula Espinoza and Ximena Hasbach.

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The Keep McAllen Beautiful Youth Advisory Committee seeks to inspire and empower youth to keep communities clean and beautiful. YAC members intend to educate on the importance of litter prevention and other environmental efforts; to spread awareness as well as organize efforts in their schools, and in the process, become leaders and capacity builders in our community. Youth Advisory Committee members are passionate about the environment and are committed to making Texas the best place to live, work, and play through volunteerism and leadership.

Keep McAllen Beautiful is affiliated with Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, Inc., which is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. Keep McAllen Beautiful encourages all its residents and visitors to to take greater responsibility for improving the community’s environment. To learn more about KMB, visit www.keepmcallenbeautiful.org

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