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Benjamin Franklin High School Receives 10 Trash Receptacles Through Keep Louisiana Beautiful Grant to Prevent Litter on Campus

Date: May 17th, 2023
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Benjamin Franklin High School Receives 10 Trash Receptacles Through Keep Louisiana Beautiful Grant to Prevent Litter on Campus

NEW ORLEANS (May 15, 2023) – Benjamin Franklin High School is pleased to be selected as one of the 98 recipients of the 2023 Keep Louisiana Beautiful trash receptacle grant program made possible with funding from the state of Louisiana and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Through the 2023 trash receptacle grant program, Keep Louisiana Beautiful distributed 879 receptacles to 98 organizations in 40 Louisiana parishes.

Benjamin Franklin High School has installed 10 trash receptacles on campus in areas where people gather for lunch and athletic events. As part of the requirements of this grant, Benjamin Franklin High School will perform a post-installation litter scan and compare the data collected to preliminary scan results. Data will be shared with the public once available.

Christy Cowart Read ’89, Director of Development at Benjamin Franklin High School, says, “With these new receptacles installed, we will be able to reduce litter and keep our school community clean.”

“Recent data collected by Keep Louisiana Beautiful shows a reduction of litter by 56 percent in areas where trash receptacles are properly installed and maintained,” says Susan Russell, KLB Executive Director. “One of our organization’s key initiatives is to help build infrastructure that supports clean, beautiful communities. Funding trash receptacles is one way we do that. Congratulations to Benjamin Franklin High School for being selected as a 2023 grant recipient.”

To learn more about Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s grant opportunities, visit

About Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is an anti‐litter and community improvement nonprofit organization focused on achieving a clean and beautiful Louisiana through education, enforcement, public awareness, and community engagement. Keep Louisiana Beautiful is affiliated with Keep America Beautiful and composed of a statewide network of 40 Community Affiliates and seven University Affiliates. Learn more at

About Benjamin Franklin High School
Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans’ most outstanding public charter school, has been preparing students for success through academic achievement since its founding in 1957. Consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation” by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and Business Week, Franklin produces numerous Presidential and National Merit Scholars each year. Ben Franklin is repeatedly named a National Blue Ribbon School, most recently in 2021. The exceptional students, faculty, and staff at Ben Franklin are the best and the brightest in New Orleans.  For more information, please visit

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