New initiative teaching kids to keep their communities clean at a young age
The program will keep schools across the state litter free. Governor John Carney’s office is encouraging schools to sign up because it will teach kids about the environment and make sure they have a sense of pride in their communities.
The executive director with Keep Delaware Beautiful says we have to teach this to kids while they’re young. “Empower children to be a conduit to change in our community because we believe that if we start with young kids and instill habits that it will certainly spill over to our community so that we recognize our schools are already a clean zone and a clean space and a clean space for kids to be all day,” says Julie Wenger, the Executive Director of Keep Delaware Beautiful.
Schools that participate will get a stake and a sign to put on their campus deeming them a litter-free school zone. To be a part of this clean initiative schools across Delaware can sign up whether they are public or private for any age group.
“We just really believe that teaching our children when they’re young the importance of whether or not they are the ones that dropped the trash or not, just bending over and picking up and taking care is being a good steward of their environment,” says Wenger.