Youth Bureau

Damia Harris
DaMia Harris

Executive Director

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau is the lead municipal agency that provides positive youth development services to youth ages 6-21. The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau supports generations of youth and families by developing and implementing safe, high quality programs that promote the physical, emotional and social well-being of our city’s young people.

Our mission is to empower, educate and prepare Mount Vernon’s youth and families to make healthy decisions that will lead to eventual self sufficiency and lifelong success. We are committed to ongoing evaluation and community mobilization, which strengthens our efforts as the central resource for the population that we serve.

For more information, visit the Youth Bureau site.

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Summer applications for youth have been made available for the last month online and they’re due this week. Completed applications must be submitted to the Youth Bureau between  3-4:30pm from April 7 – 11.  In order for an application to be considered, all necessary documentation must also be handed in. There will be no exceptions. […]

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2014 Summer Youth Employment Applications

The Youth Bureau want to remind the city’s youth that 2014 Summer Youth Employment applications are available on the following websites: The applications will be available until Thursday, April 10, 2014, which is also the last day to return the completed application with the requested documents. All youth ages 14-19 who are in […]

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Youth Bureau WWDAY Students Make Mount Vernon Proud

Four young men who form the Westchester Workforce Development Academy for Youth took the final step in solidifying their post high school plans as part of the Youth Bureau’s WWDAY Program.  Senior students Shariff Grant, Mckiy Hewitt, and Jamie Fernandez enlisted in United States Marine Corp, while senior Patrick Bail is heading to the high […]

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2014 Summer Application Available for Download – April Submission

The 2014 Summer Youth Employment Application is available for download . In addition, please make sure all original documents requested, along with the completed application are returned during the week of April 7th thru April 10th between the hours of 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm to the Youth Bureau, room 307. SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION […]

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FREE Saturday S.T.E.M Academy Applications Due Thursday, February 13

The Youth Bureau is offering a  FREE Saturday STEM Academy for youth in grades 5 to 7 (ages 10-13) who have an interest in learning about science, technology, engineering and math. Beginning Saturday, February 15th through Saturday, March 29th, students will have the unique opportunity of building a model amusement park with the use of […]

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