The Brentwood Youth Citizen Award is given every year to deserving Brentwood youth under the age of 18 years who have demonstrated initiative, leadership, innovation, and dedication toward improving the lives of others. These students have made amazing contributions not only to the Brentwood Community, but also to the City of Los Angeles and in many cases, communities around the world as well.
Nominations are made by school administration in consultation with school faculty members and counselors. Certificates of merit are presented to the students at an award ceremony during a BCC meeting and include the presentation of certificates from the BCC, Council District 11, The Mayor, District Assembymember and State Senator.
Eligible students are not required to live in Brentwood but must attend one of the schools either located in or that serve the Brentwood community. Current awards are given to high school students from Palisades Charter High School, University High School, The Brentwood School and Archer School for Girls. Past awards were given to middle school students as well from Paul Revere and St. Martin of Tours. These students are a true inspiration to our community.