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Safe Haven Summer Program

The Safe Haven Summer Camp was developed to provide a fun and safe recreation environment for students’ ages 6-12, during summer vacation, at a nominal fee. This program is made possible through the Westchester County Board of Legislators funding.

During the months of July and August, campers attend the Safe Haven Summer Camp where they are able to attend exciting field trips such as: Lake Compounce; Splish Splash; Mountain Creek; Great Escape; Regal Cinema at New Roc City;

Summer Entrepreneurship Academy

Through partnership with the Westchester Community College Foundation, the Westchester Community College Mount Vernon Extension Center and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Inc., high school students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed to develop a small business. This unique program introduced youth, ages 15-17, to the basic principles of planning and managing a business, while exposing them to the college environment. Youth participate in business competitions, educational field trips and motivational seminars. Participants have the opportunity to travel to various companies to meet with Company Executives.


Summer Youth Employment

Private Sector

Westchester – Putnam Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Private Sector Summer Employment Program – The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau extends Youth Employment Programs to youth ages 18-24 and include a customer friendly work readiness curriculum, interviews and placement. This program is a collaboration between the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau, the Westchester County Business Council and the New York State Department of Labor.

Summer TANF Program

Funding from the Westchester/ Putnam Local Workforce Investment Board and the Westchester County Department of Social Services allows youth, ages 14-18, to participate in paid work experiences throughout the summer. The Bureau focuses on green job initiatives, which allow participants to work within the Departments of Management Services, Public Works, Planning and Water Supply.

Counselors-in-Training (CIT)

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau created the C.I.T. Program for youth ages 13-14. C.I.T’s are employed at the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Safe Haven Summer Camp for six weeks. During the six weeks, C.I.T.s gain valuable insights to what it takes to become a responsible youth counselors.