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High School

Junior Leaders Program (11 and 12th graders)
Bank of America's Student Leaders program recognizes students who go above and beyond the classroom to be leaders in their communities. Students recieve an eight-week paid summer internship at a local non-profit, and attend a Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. Download the flyer, an 11x15 poster for the classroom, or these handy application tips.

All Grades

Annual AF&PA Recycling Awards (PK-12)
Open for entries Dec. 3 - Feb. 15, schools recieve cash prizes, in addition to local and national recognition, for their efforts in recycling paper. New for 2013 is a Fan Favorite Award that enables winners to generate enthusiasm for their efforts via Twitter and Facebook campaigns.

New York Recycles! Poster Contest (PK-12)
Students submit artwork on the them of recycling. Open for entries through May 17th from public and private schools, students receive prizes and state recognition for winning artwork, and have their poster featured in the annual calendar. Winning schools also receive recycling education curricula.

Donor's Choose (PK-12)
Do you need financial support for new recycling bins or other sustainabiltiy projects in your school? is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.

The Golden Apple Awards (K-12)
NYC's Department of Sanitation awards schools in three separate categories -  Super Recyclers, Reduce & Reuse Challenge, and Team Up to Clean Up. 

Grow to Learn NYC: The Citywide School Gardens Initiative (PK-12)
Are you interested in starting a scchool garden or improving the one you already have?  Grow to Learn awards mini-grants of $500 to $2,000!  

Keep America Beautiful Recycle Bowl (K-12)
Compete against other schools in your state and nationwide to see who recycles the most. GREAT PRIZES for top performers!  

Seed money may be available for your school's recycling program!