Burlington Youth Council

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Burlington Youth Council (BYC)


  • Monday nights (September - May) (currently meeting virtually)
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Ages: 9th through 12th grade (Junior Members: 6th through 8th grade)
  • Cost: Free to join!
  • Location: Thataways Youth Center 1331 Overbrook Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
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The Burlington Youth Council (BYC) is a community service organization that meets the needs of the Alamance/Burlington middle and high school students.  The BYC is the backbone of Thataways, in which they offer suggestions of programs and activities that are held there.  This active group of teens volunteer for various events and assists with local programs in the Alamance County area as well as offering activities for themselves.  The BYC strives to provide healthy and fun activities for young people around Alamance County.


Current Projects


Senior Activity

 Books


Registration ends April 5th
Free
Click here to register (via Google Form)

Sign-up you or a senior you know to receive a paper activity book created by the Burlington Youth Council mailed right to your/their house! Books will include activities such as word searches, crosswords, mazes, coloring sheets, recipes and more. As a special bonus, each member of the Burlington Youth Council will incorporate something original into the book like a letter, poem, or piece of art. 

The Generation Chat


Next Chat is Monday, April 19th at 6:00 pm.
Free
Click here to register (via Google Form)

This Zoom Call will be an opportunity for seniors in the Burlington area to chat with local Burlington Youth Council members. Members will talk about community service projects and other topics. After completing the registration form above, you will receive an email that will contain the link to use to access the Zoom Generation Chat. 

Do Good X2 Spring Raffle


Tickets can be purchased until May 14th
Tickets: $3 each
Raffle tickets can be purchased from a BYC member or by calling (336)222-5134.

The youth council voted to raise funds to purchase supplies for Allied Churches of Alamance County. To raise those funds the council is selling raffle tickets for $3 each for a chance to win a box of 10 bars of chocolate. And to top off that delicious chocolate, the chocolate company donates a healthy meal to a family in need for every 3 ounces of chocolate sold! (You can check them out as well as the chocolate bar flavors here: https://www.seattlechocolate.com/collections/jcoco-gifts/products/prism-gift-box) 

Restore Green 2021 Earth Day Youth Scavenger Hunt


Scavenger Hunts must be turned in by April 23rd
Free
Hunts can be picked up at the Thataways Drop Box or printed online

Explore your local park or natural area and register to win a prize from the Burlington Youth Council. Check all the items that you're able to find and return your scavenger hunt to the drop box at Thataways Youth Center by April 23rd to be entered into the prize drawing (ages 5-13). Find out more about Earth Day 2021: Restore our Earth at earthday.org 

Past events presented by the BYC:
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
  • BYC Teen Trips
  • Haunted House
  • May Day - a teen day in the park
  • Middle School Dances
  • Valentine's Dances
  • Two to Moon Fall Jam
  • Valentine's Dances
  • Wet 'n' Wild Day in the Park
Past Community Service Projects:
  • Adopt A Highway
  • Christmas Luncheon for Foster Children
  • Community Awareness Day
  • Make A Difference Day
  • Volunteer at the Pet Adoption Center
  • Volunteer at the Good Shepherd Community Kitchen
  • Visits Nursing Homes
Past trips taken by the BYC:
  • Appalachian Ski Mountain
  • Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Game
  • Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game
  • Carowinds
  • Kings Dominion
  • Myrtle Beach
  • State Youth Council conferences held across North Carolina

To become a member of BYC, students must be enrolled in an Alamance County school and maintain satisfactory grades.  Members must attend BYC meetings and events on a regular basis.  For more information or an application call (336) 222-5134 or click below.

Burlington Youth Council Application