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“Lights on After-School” Press Conference

This Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 3:30pm in front of City Hall, Mayor Ernest D. Davis, the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau and several key after-school providers will host the annual “Lights on After-chool” Press Conference. Parents, media, employers, neighbors and school officials have joined the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau for the past 4 years to increase awareness for high quality after-school programs. 

The City of Mount Vernon will be one of more than 7,500 sites across the nation sending the message that positive youth development programming during unsupervised time is critical to youth success, and that we must keep the lights on and doors open after school.

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau has partnered with theMount VernonCitySchool District, along with members of the Bureau’s Mount Vernon After-school Alliance to ensure that resources for after-school services are available. The  Youth Bureau along with several community based organizations such as the Recreation Department, the Boys and Girls Club, WJCS, Westhab, Newflex Hoops, the Girl Scouts, and others provide a variety of services.

During the press conference, youth and parents who have benefited from the generous support of state, county and local elected officials will express their appreciation.  Youth Bureau staff will also share information about “Lights on After-school” events occurring throughout the city. All programs servicing youth after school are encouraged to participate.

For further information, please contact the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau at (914) 665-2344 or visit the Youth Bureau at You can also follow the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau on Twitter @MVyouthbureau or

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