Verde Valley AZ (August 2, 2013) – Folksville USA is promoting “America the Beautiful & BagReadyJobs” as a teaching, learning and earning opportunity for our nation’s youth groups. “BagReadyJobs” is funded by community businesses and residents.
Youth groups will learn skills involving marketing, sales, performing a service, billing for their service and being paid for their service. Youth groups will negotiate fees with their local businesses and residents for filling 33 gallon bags with highway litter. The youth groups will work with their local Adopt-a-Highway groups and assist them in their efforts to restore the beauty to “America the Beautiful”.
The businesses and residents pledging the funding to the youth groups will require them to negotiate between $7 and 10 for every 33 gallon bag of trash they fill to the brim.
The nation’s official Adopt-A-Highway group leaders will confirm in writing the participation of the youth groups and the quantity of bags they filled. The youth groups will provide a copy of the Adopt-A-Highway group leader’s confirmation to their funding sponsors.
In addition to displaying the trash-filled bags on the highway for 4 days as part of creating an awareness and education opportunity, the youth groups are required to write a 500 word essay answering the following questions and provide a copy of their essay to those funding their activities plus their local news media organizations.
The essay questions are:
1) What did you learn?
2) What are the solutions to reversing the occurrence of highway litter and increasing recycling?
3) How does highway litter impact the economy of your community?
4) How does highway litter reflect on your residents?
5) What are you going to do to make a difference?
Those providing funding will pay the youth groups for their services once all obligations have been fulfilled.
Folksville USA’s “America the Beautiful and BagReadyJobs” litter events are being promoted nationwide on the third Saturday of February, May, August and November. Many Adopt-A-Highway groups select random dates for their cleanup activities. It is hoped that the Adopt-A-Highway groups needing help and youth groups wanting to help will be connected through their local media organizations.
“America the Beautiful and BagReadyJobs” is the perfect opportunity for city and town leaders to challenge their community businesses and residents to support local youth groups that want to a “earn” their funding. These young adults are our future role models and leaders. Recycling activities and exercise are additional benefits that can be realized through this effort.
The contact information for the 50 state Adopt-A-Highway Coordinators is available by contacting Folksville USA at [email protected] or by writing Folksville USA, PO Box 1138, Cornville, AZ 86325.