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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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Mount Vernon Youth Bureau STRONG Program Barber Academy

Mount Vernon Youth Bureau (STRONG Program) Students Learn Barbering

On April 29th, students from the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau’s STRONG Program enrolled into the Westchester Barber Academy’s (WBA) Introduction to Barbering program.

While enrolled into the five-week program, the 15 youths will receive technical and clinical training in barbering. The classes will emphasize the importance of maintaining a safe and professional work environment.

Technical instruction will include teaching by demonstration, lecture, classroom discussion, writing assignments, and examinations. Clinical instruction will include hands-on haircut training by students either on a real person or on a mannequin. 

“As a direct result, youth will gain or increase their basic hair-cutting skills, as well as career exposure into barbering, finance and entrepreneurship,” stated Mayor Thomas.

“The partnership with the WBA program will provide youth with additional skills that could become an additional source of income while in school or college. I am sure at least one of the 15 youths will make barbering a lucrative business,” said Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Executive Director Debbie Burrell-Butler.

For more information, contact the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau at 914-665-2344 or Charnay C. Phaire, CEO of Westchester Barber Academy at 914-664-4960 or

The MV Youth Bureau STRONG Program is made possible through funding from the 21ST Century Community Learning Centers.



STEP UP Summer Academy

2019 G.E.M Summer Leadership Academy

2019 GEM Summer Academy Flyer

The G.E.M. 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!

Date: July 8, 2019 – August 9, 2019
Hours: 10 :00 AM — 2:00 PM
Location: Benjamin Turner Middle School

For more information, contact Donna Bailey at 914-665-2344.

Please note that spaces are limited, and youth will be interviewed.

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2019 Summer Youth Employment Application

2019 Summer Entrepreneurship Academy

2019 C.I.T Summer Application

The 2019 C.I.T Summer Application is now available for download

2019 Safe Haven Summer Day Program Application is Now Available !

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau would like to welcome children and parents to the 2019 Safe Haven Summer Program. Program participants must be between the ages of 6-12 as of June 2019 in order to attend. Attached, you will find a registration package which must be completed by June 14, 2019 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 2019 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 April 14, 2019 for the six week program is $450.00 ($400.00 for additional siblings). After April 14, 2019 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, 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 8, 2019 and will conclude on Friday, August 16, 2019. 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.

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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 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