Several Burbank groups are joining together to make life easier for
The Burbank Youth Board has collaborated with the Burbank Outreach
Center and We Care for Youth on Pack for Success, a pilot project to
donate backpacks filled with school supplies.
The board’s role is to collect supplies, said Teri Stein, deputy
director of Park, Recreation and Community Services. Between now and
the end of summer, youth members are soliciting donations, including
backpacks, binders, paper, pens and pencils, glue sticks, rulers,
erasers and calculators or money.
Stein isn’t sure if Pack for Success will be an ongoing project.
“The goal now is to try to have 40 [backpacks] on hand at the
Outreach Center, Stein said. “It’s based on the response and the
Members of the youth board are appointed by the City Council, and
meet monthly to discuss and address items of concern to Burbank
youth. We Care for Youth is a local nonprofit organization that
The school district, the police department, L.A. County Probation
Department, and the Department of Children and Family Services
comprise the Burbank Outreach Center. Its primary goal is to serve
at-risk youth by assisting them in academic, occupational and
personal support services. Center personnel will determine which
students are eligible to receive backpacks.
Checks should be made payable to “We Care for Youth -- Pack for
Success,” and mailed to the Burbank Outreach Center, 326 E. Orange
Grove Ave., Burbank, CA 91502. Donations can be delivered to the
Outreach Center. For more information, call 238-5328.