The Junior Buckingham Youth Brigade (Jr BYB) is an after school program that serves students ages 10-
The two most important features of this program are the weekly workshops and the field activities. The weekly workshops are where students are led through exercises providing them with a base to make better decisions, improve their self-
In addition to exercises ad games during our workshops these young students also work on community projects to broaden their sense of civic responsibility. In 2011, the Junior Buckingham Youth Brigade conducted a series of interviews and community assessments to discover outdoor recreational needs of youth in the neighborhood. This assessment resulted in partnering with Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation to aid in the design of an up and coming park to ensure it is more youth friendly. The expected park completion is not until 2015 and to this day the students continue to receive positive feedback from county adults on how important and valuable their contribution really was.