Burbank, CA – The Leadership Burbank Class of 2017 will host a “Laughs For Youth” fundraiser on Sunday, March 19th, 2017, at Flappers Comedy Club (102 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502). The fundraiser will benefit the Family Services Agency Wellness Center at John Burroughs High School, which serves high school students in need of support and counseling.
“Laughs for Youth” is part of a $30,0000 fundraising campaign to secure critical supplies for the Wellness Center, including therapeutic books for its library, art therapy supplies, a ceramics kiln, and furnishings for the space. Working with some of Burbank’s most vulnerable, the Wellness Center offers troubled teens education and advocacy in a healthy and therapeutic environment. The staff assists students dealing with issues including bullying, grief, self-esteem, alcohol and drug use, peer pressure, and much more. It is a unique community project conducted in partnership with the Family Services Agency (FSA) of Burbank and the Burbank Unified School District (BUSD). With 1 in 5 children showing signs of mental health disorders and 80% never receiving help, the need for the work of the Wellness Center has never been greater.
Tickets for the event are $20 and may be purchased on the Flappers Comedy website, at the door, or through a Leadership Burbank class member. Doors open at 4:00pm, with the show beginning at 5:00pm. A two item food or drink purchase is also required.