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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 prior to enrollment in the Safe Haven Summer Program.

In order for your child to be fully enrolled in the 2012 Safe Haven Summer Program, you must provide the following documents along with a completed application:
1. Proof of residence (i.e. utility bill/driver’s license, etc.)
2. Your child’s birth certificate
3. The attached medical form which must be completed by your child’s physician
4. Proof of child’s immunizations, completed by your physician, within the current school year or a recent sport medical clearance.

The fee for the six week program is $400.00 money order ONLY. Please note acceptance is on a first come served basis. All applications MUST be completed with all the required documents in order for your child to be considered a Safe Haven Summer Program participant. Program fees will only be accepted between the hours of 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday. For your convenience the Youth Bureau will be open late on the following dates: May 21st, 23rd, June 11th, 13th, on these dates (ONLY) the office will remain open until 6:00 pm. The fee is non-refundable and money orders should be made payable to the City of Mount Vernon- Youth Bureau. All fees include breakfast, lunch, two T-shirts, arts & crafts, games and admission fees for all field trips. Please note that this program’s low fee is a result of the financial support of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, Westchester County Legislator Lyndon Williams-13 District, the City of Mount Vernon and the City School District.

The program will be located at Longfellow Elementary School, 625 South 4th Avenue. The program will begin Monday, July 9, 2012 and will conclude on Friday, August 17, 2012. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please do not drop-off your child before 9am at the Youth Bureau or Longfellow Elementary School. We will not be responsible for your child before that time. We do not provide transportation to and from the program site; therefore, your child must be picked-up by 3:00 p.m. If there are any changes made because of long distance trips, parents will be notified by the program directors and counselors the day before.

Space is limited; therefore if your child is not picked up on time on two or more occasions, we will dismiss your child from the program and give the next child on the list an opportunity to attend. In addition, if your child presents a behavior problem, they will be discharged from the program immediately.

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau prides itself on the safety of all participants and we respectfully request the full cooperation of the parents. If you have any questions regarding our program, please contact the Youth Bureau’s office at (914) 665-2344.

Sincerely,

Debbie Burrell- Butler
Youth Employment Service Coordinator

Cc: DaMia Harris, Executive Director
Dena Williams, Deputy Director
Mr. Butler, Ms. Lambert & Mr. Earle, Program Director

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