Learning the Importance of NOT Littering While We're Young!

Keep Charleston Beautiful's Clara's Kids Club is a youth focused group offered to children within pre-kindergarten to 6th-grade level involving litter prevention education alongside local litter cleanups. During Clean City Clara Presentations, students develop knowledge on what litter is, the harmful impacts litter has on local environments, and are asked to join Clara's Kids Club at the conclusion of the presentation. During local litter cleanup events, Clara the Pelican works with participating children, reinforcing the importance to clean up litter and place our trash in the trash can.

You can join Clara's Kids Club too!

Pledge yourself into the club by raising your right hand and repeating the following pledge - & then continue to honor the pledge daily! It's that simple! 

Clara's Kids Club Pledge

Youth Litter Cleanup - Summer 2023 Series!

Starting Tuesday, April 18th Keep Charleston Beautiful will be offering multiple youth focused litter cleanups throughout the City of Charleston AND Clara the Pelican will be joining us throughout each litter cleanup! Children of all ages are welcome to attend all events.

Each event is 100% FREE to all participants and litter cleanup supplies will be offered. Parents are welcome to accompany their child during the litter cleanups. We do ask that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear for each event. 

Browse the calendar below for upcoming Clara's Kids Club Youth Litter Sweep Events! 

Please register for the following events using THIS LINK so we can have a head count prior. For events to occur, we need at least 5 volunteers to be registered for each event. If we don't have enough signups, we will send out rescheduling notices via email and social media platforms 24-hours prior to event. Thank you in advance!

Date of Event Time of Event Location of Event Community # of Participants
Tuesday, April 18th 5pm to 6:30pm Brittlebank Park Peninsula 22
Friday, May 19th 5:30pm to 6:30pm Hampton Park Peninsula
Saturday, June 3rd 1:30pm to 2:30pm Northbridge Park West Ashley TBA
Thursday, June 8th 5pm to 6:30pm Melton Peter Demetre Park (Sunrise Park) James Island TBA
Wednesday, June 14th 5:30pm to 6:30pm Johns Island Park Johns Island TBA
Sunday, June 18th 10am to 12pm Daniel Island Trail Daniel Island TBA
Friday, June 30th 4:30pm to 6:30pm West Ashley Greenway West Ashley TBA

For any questions, please contact our education coordinator, Ms. Taylor Simkins, via simkinst@charleston-sc.gov .