This is an annual event where schools K-12 within the Fresno city limits organize a group of students to clean up and beautify an area around their campus. The areas include:
- The streets surrounding the school campus
- Nearby park or trail
- A nearby neighborhood of importance to the school community
The cleanup/beautification event is open to any grade school, middle school, or high school with groups as small as 10 students or as large as 100.
EACH SCHOOL GROUP WILL RECEIVE:
- Free t-shirts for every participant
- Paper pickers, gloves, safety vests, and trash bags
- Instructional materials for event planning and orientation
- Educational literature on litter control and recycling.
- Information on establishing a Beautify Fresno Club
- Free pizza party courtesy of Me-N-Ed’s
Beautify Fresno is an initiative for the City of Fresno, created by Mayor Jerry Dyer in 2021, that is focused on improving Fresno’s curb appeal by picking up litter, removing graffiti, planting trees, painting murals, and creating community gardens.
We strive to produce events that the entire family can enjoy and, at the same time, establish an important investment in our neighborhoods by making Fresno a cleaner, greener, more beautiful place to live, work and play.
The first Fresno Youth Service Day took place on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Nearly 700 students from 20 K-12 schools in the City of Fresno – including schools from Fresno Unified, Central Unified, and Clovis Unified school districts – picked up 7,130 lbs. of garbage in a single day around their school campuses.
In 2022, the event grew even more with nearly 800 students participating! Student volunteers picked up more than 7,000 pounds of trash and removed more than 50,000 square feet of graffiti.