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The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau has a new website!  This site includes much more information including an event calendar, program overviews, the latest Youth Bureau news and more.  Use the new Contact Us form to tell us what you think.

Mount Vernon Youth Bureau 3rd Annual College Summit – April 11, 2015

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Check out our Newsletter!!!

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau has recently published their first newsletter. Our intern worked diligently to put some of the Youth Bureau’s biggest events from Fall 2014 together into this masterpiece! To check out the newsletter, click here

Mount Vernon Youth Bureau – Black History Month Calendar of Events

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S.T.E.M Saturdays – Limited Space Available!!

The Safe Haven Saturday S.T.E.M Academy is designed to prepare students for future success by exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There will be project based learning experiences grounded in architecture and design. Youth will solve challenges together, gain a new understanding of their surroundings, build different projects and attend field trips. The program begins […]

Fall After School Employment Applications

Beginning Monday, September 8, 2014, Fall After-School employment applications will be made available through the following outlets: Middle Schools: A.B. Davis Middle School and Longfellow Middle School High Schools: Mount Vernon High School, Thornton High School and Mandela High School Mount Vernon Youth Bureau – City Hall, Room 307 The Youth Bureau’s website- http://YOUTH.CMVNY.COM

Youth Bureau Employs Close to 200 Young People in Summer Employment Program

If you look closely, you will find many young men and women working at the city’s daycares, summer camps, private businesses, healthcare facilities and municipal departments City of Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau has been able to secure funding that enables them to have a summer employment experience. “Summer youth employment not only […]

Youth Bureau former STEP-UP! Participant Receives Full College Scholarship

Mount Vernon, NY, JULY 23, 2014 – Mount Vernon Track Star Donell Taylor, a graduate of Thornton High School class of 2012, will be transferring from Coppin State University in Maryland and heading to the University of Pittsburgh next month. When he gets there he’ll begin training with the Division 1 Pittsburgh Panthers and has […]

Safe Haven Summer Day Program off to a great start in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, NY * July 30, 2014 – The Safe Haven Summer Day Program got off to a great start on July 7th. This program was established by the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau to provide a safe and exciting place for Mount Vernon youth ages 6-12 to participate in educational and recreational activities. “The Youth […]

Safe Haven Summer Program Applications – DEADLINE – JUNE 17, 2014!!

The Safe Haven Summer Program was developed to provide a fun, educational and safe environment for students ages 6-12 during their summer vacation. Location: Parker Elementary School Cost: $400 (Money Order ONLY) Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Start Date: July 7, 2014 End Date: August 15, 2014 Exciting weekly field trips and enrichment workshops! […]

Press Release – Youth Bureau Sponsors 40 to Harlem Fine Arts Show

Youth Bureau Sponsors 40 to Harlem Fine Arts Show Mount Vernon NY, February 4, 2014 –The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau partnered with JWD Enterprises to offer 40 youth from the Mount Vernon City Schools District an opportunity to see one of the largest and most prestigious collections of works featuring African-American emerging and established artists […]

2014 Winter After School Employment – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2014 Winter After-School Employment Applications Available January 13 – January 17 Mount Vernon, NY, December 24, 2013 – The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau wants to help young people get off to a great start for the new year. The agency will be offering 2014 Winter After-School Employment applications to youth aged 14 […]

2013 Winter Youth Employment Applications will be Available

2013 Winter Youth Employment applications will be available Monday January 13, 2014. These job opportunities are open to Mount Vernon residents ages 14-18. Applications will be available in the following locations: City Hall Youth Bureau –3rd Floor, Room 307 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm) MV STRONG Program – MVHS, Room 237 WWDAY Program — Thornton […]

Mayor Ernest D. Davis hosts “Lights On After School” Press Conference

Mount Vernon, New York, October 16, 2013 – On Thursday, October 17, 2012 at 3:30pm in front of City Hall, Mayor Ernest D. Davis, the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau and several key after-school providers will host the annual “Lights on After-chool” Press Conference. The City of Mount Vernon will be one of more than 7,500 […]

National Family Day 2013

Mount Vernon Community That Cares Coalition through The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau will also have a National Family Day. A day to eat dinner with your children. This is a national effort to promote family meals as a simple, effective way to raise healthier children. Come join the fun and festivities! Monday September 23, 2013 […]

Community Resource Fair & International Dish Tasting 2013

Mount Vernon Community That Cares Coalition through The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau will have a Resource Fair at Howard Street Playground Thursday Sept. 19, 2013 from 3:30 – 6:30 along with an International Dish tasting! Hope to see you there! Click Here for more information

Press Release – 2013 Fall After School Employment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Youth Bureau 2013 Fall After-School Employment Applications Available Monday, September 9 Mount Vernon, New York, September 6, 2013 – The City of Mount Vernon wants to remind students that the Youth Bureau 2013 Fall After-school Employment applications will be available Monday, September 9th through Thursday, September 12th from 3-4pm. “We Know from […]

2013 Fall After School Employment

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Fall After School Employment applications are now available. Please complete both pages of the application. In addition, please make sure all original documents requested below are returned during the week of September 23rd thru September 26th between the hours of 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm to the Youth Bureau, room […]

2013-2014 Mayor’s Educational Assistance Program

The Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon and the Executive Director of the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau encourages you to apply for the 2013- 2014 Mayor’s Memorial Educational Assistance Program. Formally know as the Thomas E. Sharpe Memorial Educational Assistance Program. The Mayor’s Memorial Educational Assistance Program has provided financial assistance to Mount Vernon […]

Guidelines for Contract Requests

Interested in bringing your program and all it offers to the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau? Review the attachment and submit the proper request and we will review it and contact you. Click Here

GEM Summer Leadership Academy

Girls Embracing Maturity Summer Leadership Academy (Ages 14-18) This program includes: Cultural Enrichment, Fitness & Nutrition, Field Trips, Job Readiness, Self Esteem, Character Building, Motivational Workshops & More Download

Safe Haven Summer Day Program Deadline- EXTENDED

The Safe Haven Summer Day Program deadline has been extended to Friday June 14th. For more information, please contact the Youth Bureau at 914-665-2344.

Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Council

Applications are being accepted for the Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Council. The council is an advisory board made up of youths between ages 12-18. The council is set up to relay ideas to the mayor’s office and members of the city council from young people in Mount Vernon. “This gives a voice in the establishment to […]

GEM Leadership Conference “I Have a Voice in This World”

GEM Leadership Conference “I Have a Voice in This World” – Mount Vernon, New York, November 19, 2012 – On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau’s Girls Embracing Maturity (GEM) Program will host a large planning conference at AB Davis Middle School from 8:45am-11:30am. “The Girls Embracing Maturity (GEM) Program was designed […]

Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Lights on After School

10-22-12 26 Mt. Vernon, NY Key leaders show support for Mt. Vernon Youth Bureau’s “Lights on After-School” activities On Thursday, October 16, 2012 City Hall’s plaza was filled with youth, parents and elected officials to celebrate the national campaign, “Lights on After-school.” Elected officials such as Mayor Ernest Davis, NYS Senator Ruth Thompson, City Council […]

Safe Haven After School Drop in Program 2012 at Graham Elementary School


MVCTC 6th Annual Family Day Dinner

Mount Vernon, NY, September 22, 2012 –For the sixth straight year the Mount Vernon Community That Cares Coalition, through the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau, will host its \a Family Day Dinner, encouraging parents and youth to develop tighter bonds over dinner. On Monday, September 24, 2012, Mayor Ernest D. Davis, members of the Mount Vernon […]

Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Sticker Shock Campaign

Mount Vernon Community That Cares (MVCTC), City of Mount Vernon and Youth Bureau Launch Sticker Shock Campaign   Mount Vernon, New York, May 30, 2012 – The Mount Vernon Community That Cares Coalition (MVCTC), through the City of Mount Vernon’s Youth Bureau, is scheduled to launch the MVCTC Sticker Shock Campaign on Friday, June 1st […]

2012 Summer Film Academy

2012 CIT Program

CIT application 2012 The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau is seeking responsible and physically active youth ages 13-14 to participate in a unique “COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (C.I.T.)” Program this summer. We encourage mature youth ages 13 and 14 to apply for this program. If selected, their role will be to support the camp directors and youth […]

2012 Safe Haven Summer Program

2012 Safe Haven Summer Program Application The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau would like to welcome the children and parents to the 2012 Safe Haven Summer Program. Program participants must be between the ages of 7-12 as of June 2012 in order to attend. Attached, you will find a complete registration package which must be completed […]

2012 Private Sector Summer Youth Employment

Please be advised that the 2012 Private Sector Summer Youth Employment application is now available for youth ages 18-24. Application is available within the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau office, room 308 and will also be available on the Youth Bureau’s website and on the City’s website at a later date. To be considered […]

Mount Vernon CTC Through The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau presents Youth Town Hall Meeting “SOUND THE ALARM” Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mount Vernon Community That Cares through the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau presents Youth Town Hall Meeting “SOUND THE ALARM” Thursday April 26, 2012 from 3pm-6pm at The Doles Center located at 250 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Speak your mind and get involved! Teen Resources and free refreshments! For more information contact: Claudette […]

The 2nd Annual Ladies First in STEM Conference

 Ladies First STEM “Exposing female students to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math”. Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Thornton High School in music room LL-01 10:00am -1:00pm

College Summit

“Getting advice on getting it right” Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Mount Vernon High School 9:30am to 2:30pm.

Saturday STEM Program

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau has partnered with the YMCA to expose 7th and 8th grade students to the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and encourages them to consider STEM related careers.

Mount Vernon Community That Cares through the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Presents 5th Annual Black History Month Challenge

Mount Vernon, NY – On February 16, 2012, The Mount Vernon Community That Cares coalitions through the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau hosted the fifth annual Black History Challenge. Eight teams from the local middle and high schools convened at the Mt. Vernon Armory from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM to display their knowledge of black […]

Financial Education Day at Westchester Community College

“A Conference to Help You Navigate Through Life’s Challenges” On Saturday  March 10, 2012 from 9am – 1pm at the Gateway Center at Westchester Community College; NBC financial editor Jean Chatzky will be the keynote speaker for this Financial Education Day. 18 workshops are offered and one-to-one free consultations with financial experts.

Denzel Washington’s Academy Award Winning Performance’s

On Saturday March 3, 2012 at the Mount Vernon Public Library located at 28 South First Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550 Dr. John Howard; African Amercan Cinema Professor at SUNY Purchase will introduce Denzel Washington’s Academy Award winning performances GLORY and Training Day. Glory @ 11:00 A.M Historic drama about the first unit of black […]

Key Stakeholders Attend the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau’s MVCTC Key Leader Orientation

130 elected officials, city and school department heads, clergy members, grassroots community leaders and parents attended The City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau’s Mount Vernon Community That Cares (MVCTC) Key leader Orientation on Friday September 23rd at the Elks lodge. The MVCTC is comprised of community stakeholders who have been active for over 8 years […]


  – Gates’ non-profit organization is giving away 1,000 scholarships for the 2011-2012 school season – The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Scholars will also be provided with personal and professional development through […]


Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. announced today that nearly 200 clergy, community leaders, elected officials and parents attended The City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau’s King Solomon & Queen Sheba Afrikan Youth Celebration on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at the Macedonia Community Center. This event was held in partnership with the Afrikan Brotherhood, who have […]

Mount Vernon City School District Summer Programs

2011 Middle School Transition Program A transition program especially for sixth graders moving on to seventh grade which will introduce students to middle school policies and provide an overview of Mathematics 7 and English Language Arts 7. Program runs from July 5 to Aug. 4, 2011 2011 High School Transition Program A transition program especially for […]


Did you know that outside of New York City, Westchester has the most people living with HIV and AIDS of any other county in New York State?  In addition, 40% of individuals in Westchester are diagnosed with AIDS within one year of learning of their HIV status, meaning that they likely had been infected with […]

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Annual Report 2010

The Youth Bureau has issued its 2011 Annual Report.  It contains a review of the great progress that was made in 2010 and highlights some of the people and programs that contributed to that success. Youth Bureau Annual Report 2010

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