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Youth Acknowledgement Awards

Brooklyn Community Board 6 is seeking to honor youth who have made a substantial contribution to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods through direct action or by serving as a positive role model for others.

Youth Acknowledgement Awards will be given to youth between the ages of 10 to 19 who reside, attend school or volunteer for some organization serving the Brooklyn CB6 district. The contribution must have occurred in 2016 and may include, but is not limited to, tutoring, participating in community-based projects, assisting the needy, or triumphing over a personal challenge. Only volunteers will be considered eligible for this award.

The Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement will be given to an adult member of the Brooklyn CB6 community who has demonstrated a commitment to young people and has proven to be a positive force in their lives. Robert Acito served as District Manager from 1980-1993 and in his lifetime worked tirelessly on behalf of the youth of the district. Since his passing, the Community Board has chosen to honor Bob's memory by seleccting an adult member of the community who has demonstrated a similar sense of purpose.

All recipients will be notified in April and expected to attend the Youth Acknowledgement Awards Ceremony to be held prior to the Community Board's general meeting of May 10, 2017. The deadline for applications is April 7, 2017.

Become a School Crossing Guard!

Help Your Community While Earning Pay and Benefits!

School Crossing Guards help children safely cross busy intersections on their way to and from school, and control traffic flow around schools in the morning, at lunch time and at the end of the school day. Learn more about becoming a school crossing guard

Block Party Information

Are you planning a block party? Make sure you leave yourself enough time to organize the event. Applications must be filed 90 days in advance.

Applying for a block party is a two-step process. You need to fill out an online application by visiting the city's Street Activity Permit office. You must provide the CB6 district office with either a letter from the affected block association, or the signatures of 20 residents who live on the block, to demonstrate to us that they've consented to the block closure.

View the block party petition template