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2018 Summer Counselor in Training (C.I.T) Application

2018 SUMMER Counselor In Training (C.I.T) Application

Complete the attached 2018 Summer Youth Employment & Training Program application. When returning the completed application, make sure all requested documents listed below are attached. Applications will only be accepted on Monday, April 9, 2018 through Friday, April 13, 2018 between the hours of 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Youth Bureau, Room 306. SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ELIGIBILTY OR ENROLLMENT IN THE PROGRAM. EMPLOYMENT IS VERY COMPETITIVE!

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2018 Summer Youth Employment & Training Applications

The City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Summer Youth Employment & Training applications are now available. Applications are available for pick up at all public middle & high schools, and the Youth Bureau Headquarters until April 6, 2018.

Please read the application in its entirety to see the required documents and the return dates.

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2018 Safe Haven Summer Program Application

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau would like to welcome children and parents to the 2018 Safe Haven Summer Program. Program participants must be between the ages of 6-12 as of June 2018 in order to attend. Attached, you will find a registration package which must be completed by June 16, 2018 in order for your child to be enrolled into the Safe Haven Summer Program.

In order for your child to be fully enrolled in the 2018 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 early bird special ending March 30, 2018 for the six week program is $450.00 ($400.00 for additional siblings). After March 30, 2018 the fee will be $500.00 ($450.00 for additional siblings). Money order is the ONLY form of payment accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please note acceptance is on a first come first 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. 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, enrichment activities, 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 City of Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon City School District, the Westchester County Youth Bureau and the Westchester County Board of Legislators.

The summer day program will be held at Columbus Elementary (455 N. High St Mt. Vernon, NY 10552). The six week program will begin Monday, July 9, 2018 and will conclude on Friday, August 17, 2018. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please do not drop-off your child before 9 AM at the Youth Bureau or program location. We will not be responsible for your child before that time. We do not provide transportation to or from the program site; therefore, your child must be picked-up by 3:00 PM. If there are any delays on field trips due to traffic or late departures parents will be notified by the program directors/counselors as soon as possible.

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 waiting list an opportunity to attend. In addition, if your child presents a behavioral 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 Keisha Kendley at the Youth Bureau (914) 665-2344.

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2018 Entrepreneurship Summer Academy – Applications Available Now !

The Entrepreneurship Summer Academy is an 6 week intensive program for youth ages 15-17 years old who are interested in starting their own business. ESA is a great way to develop leadership skills, network with entrepreneurs, build a resume for future jobs and not to mention START A BUSINESS !!!

If selected, you can earn up to $600 this summer.

For more information contact Debbie Butler at 914-665-2346.

2018 Entrepreneurship Summer Academy Application

2018 GEM Summer Academy FlyerThe GEM Summer Leadership Academy is designed to empower and cultivate leadership and character building assets in middle school girls ages 13-15. Participants are engaged in life- skills workshops, enriching field trips and community service projects.

If selected, participants can earn up to $350 this summer!

Dates: July 9, 2018 – August 9, 2018
Hours: 10AM – 2PM

For more information contact Keisha Kendley at 914-665-2344 or

2018 GEM Summer Leadership Academy Application

2018 Winter Employment & Training Program Applications are now available !

Applications for the 20178 Winter Youth Employment & Training Program are now available online and in Mount Vernon Middle and High Schools. Applications will only be accepted on Monday, January 22, 2018 through Friday, January 26, 2018 between the hours of 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Youth Bureau, Room 306. Please be sure to return a COMPLETED application and ALL requested documents. SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ELIGIBILTY OR ENROLLMENT IN THE PROGRAM. EMPLOYMENT IS VERY COMPETITIVE!

For more information, please contact the Youth Bureau at 914-665-2346.

2016 Winter Employment Applications

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Dads Take Your Child to School Day

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Mayor Ernest D. Davis, the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau and the Mount Vernon City School District are encouraging all fathers and father-figures to join in a statewide collaboration initiative, Dads Take Your Child to School. This outreach event seeks to encourage fathers to take an active role in their children’s education by accompanying their child(ren) to school on that specific day, and encouraging them to make a commitment to participate in their child’s education throughout the year. The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau will be conducting four quarterly seminars to assist fathers in being more active in their child lives.

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