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Mount Vernon S.T.R.O.N.G.

(Students Taking Responsibility and Ownership Now and Graduating)

The program is a collaboration between the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau, Mount Vernon City School District, the Guidance Center Inc. and WestHab Inc. This program is designed to provide structured educational assistance, creative enrichment opportunities and youth development activities to Mount Vernon High School students.

The NYS Department of Education, through the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant has funded this program to provide comprehensive services within the largest high school in the City of Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon High School.

Credit Recovery is one of the greatest strengths of this program.

  • Eleventh and twelfth grade students are provided the opportunity to recover credits in core subjects. The recovered credits also count towards promotion and graduation.
  • Occupational skills training is offered through various academies such as the Nursing, Film, Cook and Automotive Academies.
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