a KAB Affiliate in Your Community
Keep America Beautiful System is a tested, practical way to educate
citizens in a community. Offered to certified local communities,
Keep America Beautiful provides training for community leaders to
properly define problems through analysis, develop benchmarks for
determining future successes, and set priorities for organizational
development and community involvement.
studies show that, on average, a Keep America Beautiful System community
reduces litter by 48% three years after it is organized and realizes
an average of $11.45 in benefits for every public dollar invested
in the program.
how you can establish a KAB affiliate in your Georgia community:
Step 1: Gain Community-wide Support
Complete an Application for Certification
Your sponsoring organization or local government submits an application
to Keep America Beautiful, Inc. on behalf of your community. Included
with the application is a letter from your highest ranking public
official(s) endorsing the formation of a local KAB affiliate.
Payment of a one-time Certification Fee
A certification fee accompanies the application and is paid to Keep
America Beautiful, Inc. based on your community's population. This
one-time fee supports the development of your KAB affiliate, including
the training of your community representatives at a one-day pre-certification
workshop, and a field visit by a KAB National Trainer to assist
your local leaders and officially certify your program.
A team leader, the primary contact during the establishment of your
KAB affiliate, is identified, and representatives from government,
businesses, and the community are invited to form the pre-certification
Your selected community representatives (pre-certification team)
attend a one-day training workshop to learn how to adapt KAB's methods
to your community. The team is given step-by-step instruction from
a KAB professional trainer and receives materials to complete the
Keep America Beautiful Certification Requirements
After the workshop, the pre-certification team is charged with completing
the following certification requirements: creating the KAB affiliate
organizational structure and inviting community leaders to serve
as the affiliate board of directors/committee/commission; securing
an executive director; meeting administrative needs; and completing
KAB's fact gathering studies, the Litter Index, and Litter/Solid
Upon completion of the certification requirements, a KAB trainer
and your KAB state affiliate leader (if applicable), travel to your
community to: conduct the certification meeting and training for
your executive director and the newly formed board of directors/committee/commission
members; provide guidance in setting the affiliate's first-year
program goals, and officially certify your community's KAB affiliate
in a public ceremony.
Once certified, affiliates are held accountable for program quality by reporting twice yearly to Keep America Beautiful, Inc. The executive director of your affiliate will be responsible for record keeping and providing KAB with statistics regarding program efforts and community involvement in affiliate activities. Affiliates are responsible for calculating an annual cost/benefit analysis using KAB's basic formula, and conducting follow-up Litter Index measurements each year as part of annual reporting to KAB. Directors must receive six hours of professional training and payment of an annual network service fee based on population is also required (for information about KAB fees and services please visit the KAB website: http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=affiliation_process
Additionally, Georgia has an annual state network service fee of $100. This entitles your affiliate to receive grants from KGB, electronic newsletters and special pricing for state conferences.
Start the Application Process Contact Us
We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about the KAB system
and provide you with information about the application process.
We are also available to make an informative presentation for your
local officials and community leaders. Just call Keep Georgia Beautiful
at (404) 679-4910 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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