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.

Click Here for the 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

2016 Winter Employment Applications

Global Girls Entrepreneurship Project

GGEP is a collaboration between the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship-Fairchester
and the City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau
If selected, you can earn up to $600 this summer
This program is for 10th & 11th grade high school females who have a desire to:

Deadline is May 22, 2015

Applications will be available at the following locations:
Mount Vernon Youth Bureau- City Hall Rm 308
Mount Vernon Youth Bureau- site at Mount Vernon High School- MV STRONG Office Rm 237
Mount Vernon Youth Bureau- site at Thornton High School- WWDAY Office Rm LL 21
For more information, please call (914) 665-2344

Click here for application