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Youth Board Description

The Burbank Youth Board offers high school and middle school students a great opportunity to learn about and actively participate in local government. Members have the opportunity to represent the interests of local youth in community affairs and encourage peers to actively participate in community affairs and matters of concern to the City.

The Youth Board comprises representatives from Burbank public and private middle schools and high schools as well as at-large members. School representatives must be nominated by school staff while at-large positions are chosen through an interview process.

All Youth Board members are appointed by City Council. Members must serve one full school year (October 2020-May 2021) and attend monthly meetings held the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

2019 Austin cook award winners
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Each year, recipients of this award are selected by Youth Board, honoring their outstanding work within the community.

The City of Burbank Youth Board’s Austin Cook Award honors outstanding youths who have positively contributed to the community.  Examples of contributions might include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing outstanding volunteer service
  • Achievement while overcoming adversity
  • Donating talents to the community  

This award program is designed to highlight middle and high school aged teens who live or go to school in Burbank. Please note: Youth Board members are not eligible for nomination.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Austin Cook Award.  Download the nomination form below.

2021 Austin Cook Award for Outstanding Youth - Nomination Form (PDF)

Deadline Extended!  Applications are due by April 22, 2021 via email to bburton@burbankca.gov.

For more information, please call (818) 238-5390.

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LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION
Location
Verdugo Recreation Center
3201 W. Verdugo Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Contact
Phone: (818) 238-5390



 
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