KMB believes that the future of our community lies in the hands of our children. This belief is the driving force behind the organization’s educational committee. The committee coordinates programs aimed to teach young people how and why they should be good community stewards. Young people also have a great influence on their parents and the entire household so to have them as KMB ambassadors is a wonderful benefit.

Puppets with Purpose

Puppet with Purpose is a traveling educational environmental puppet show targeting preschool and elementary school students.

Take a journey with Keep Mandeville Beautiful’s Puppets with Purpose, as we discover and reveal fun and educational stories teaching young people important lessons about caring for their community and the environment.

Looking for a fun way to teach preschool and elementary school students about recycling and the harmful effects of litter? Well look no further. Puppet pals, Lily, Michael and Freddy set off on fun adventures and learn life lessons along the way. Friendly characters such as Sir Razzle Dazzle explains why recycling is so important and Greenie, the fuzzy litter monster, learns to change his bad litteringhabits.

Keep Mandeville Beautiful will conveniently bring the traveling puppet show to your school or organization to perform for school gatherings, on-site field trips, and special occasions. To learn more or to schedule a show call Keep Mandeville Beautiful at 985-624-3165 or email Performances are booked on Wednesdays and Fridays. Performance time for both the litter and recycling shows lasts 20 minutes. Please allow 30 minutes for set up and 20 minutes for break down.

Puppets with Purpose funded by a grant provided by Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful.

Pontchartrain Pete Paper Patrol

This is a program KMB delivers to the students about an eagle name Pete. Pete is unhappy when he sees trash in Mandeville. The students take a pledge to not litter and in return they receive a "We Keep Mandeville Beautiful” car magnet. Call KMB at 624-3165 to request a presentation at your school.

School Paper Recycling

With a grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful, KMB launched a paper recycling program in August 2010.The following year, the program expanded with the help of a $7,300 donation from Entergy and a $1,000 grant fromAmerica Forest Association. Currently, 12 Mandeville schools participate by recycling all white paper in the classrooms.

Litter Monster Art Contest

Every February, KMB conducts a litter monster art contest for 4th – 12th grade students. The winning artwork is made into a banner and joins the other litter monsters on West, East and North Causeway Approaches. The top 12 winners are honored by the Mayor and City Council.
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KMB is available to speak and make presentations at your school or youth organization throughout the year. Call 624-3165 or to book your presentation. The Education Committee is lead by Dr. Kathleen Wiseman.

Additional Information:

Anti-Litter Art Contest Entry Form Download File
Students in grades K - 3 in Mandeville, LA are encouraged to create a poster with an anti-litter message! This form gives all of the details for entry!

Litter Is Scary Poster Contest Download File
Do you think litter is scary? Then create your own original Litter Monster banner and submit it to Keep Mandeville Beautiful! This form contains all of the information you need to know!

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