Youth Solutions


The City of Burlington is excited to announce that we are currently hiring a Youth Solutions Coordinator.  This position will be focused on compiling national and local indicators for youth violence, and making recommendations to better align city programs and services with these efforts.   APPLY NOW     The position will close for application on March 16.

In February 2018, two community forums were held to discuss solutions for the prevention of youth violence. 

Community members were trained in Technology of Participation consensus building workshop facilitation. Over 125 community members participated in providing answers to the focus question "What solutions can we provide when working toward reducing youth violence in our community?" through facilitated discussions led by the trained community members. Thank you to everyone who hosted a forum, spread the word about the forums, participated in the forums, or facilitated! 

View data captured at the February 2018 Youth Solutions Forums

A video of the City Manager's report to City Council on Youth Solutions next steps and the associated Council conversation during the April 2018 Work Session is available here.

Text of the City Manager's April 2018 Work Session Report is available here.

A video of the report to Council regarding the Youth Solutions Forums of February 2018 is available here.

A video of a report to Council regarding proposals for near-term Youth Solutions initiatives is available here.

Future conversations and next steps will be posted on this webpage, 

Summer 2018


Pop-Up Parties

Summer Pop-Up Parties will take place each week for 7 weeks (July 10 - August 23) at Beaumont Avenue Apartments (Tuesdays) and Tucker Street Apartments (Thursdays).These free events are open to the public and are designed to provide interactive fun for kids and teens while connecting their families to information about low and no-cost recreational opportunities. Burlington Recreation & Parks, Police, and community volunteers will orchestrate these events.

Complete this application to volunteer to assist with these Summer Pop-Up Parties!


Extended Community Center Hours

Mayco Bigelow Center

849 Sharpe Road

Fairchild Community Center

827 S. Graham-Hopedale Road

Monday - Thursday6 pm to 10 pm
Friday6 pm to 10 pm
Saturday10 am to 2 pm
Sunday6pm to 10pm

Complete this application to volunteer to be a gym assistant!

Community Facilitator Training

Training 1

2-8-18 Session @ Positive Attitude Youth Center


2-1-18 Session @ Burlington Assembly of God

Youth Solutions Photo