Burlington Youth Council

Wide BYC (1)

Burlington Youth Council (BYC)


  • Monday nights (September - May) 
  • Returning September 13, 2021
  • 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
  • Find us on Facebook!
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.

Burlington Youth Council Application


PAST 2021 Spring Projects


Senior Activity

 Books


Paper activity books created by the Burlington Youth Council mailed right to every registered senior's house! Books included activities such as word searches, crosswords, mazes, coloring sheets, recipes and more. As a special bonus, each member of the Burlington Youth Council incorporated something original into the book like a letter, poem, or piece of art. 

The Generation Chat


A Zoom Call opportunity for seniors in the Burlington area to chat with local Burlington Youth Council members. Members talked about community service projects and other topics. 

Do Good X2 Spring Raffle


The youth council voted to raise $350 in funds to purchase supplies for Allied Churches of Alamance County. To raise those funds the council is sold 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 donated 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


BYC members encouraged youth to explore their local park or natural area and register to win a prize from the Burlington Youth Council.  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
  • Wet n' Wild
  • 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 email thataways@burlingtonnc.gov.