Youth Bureau

Debbie Burrell-Butler

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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Individuals interested in tutoring positions have until the end of this week to apply for openings with the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau for after school employment. Applicants must be 18 and older. Contact Dena Williams Deputy Director of the Youth Bureau at 914-665-2344 or email your resume to

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Fall Youth Employment Applications are now available

Fall Youth Employment Applications are now available to be downloaded. Please make sure all original documents requested below are returned during the week of September 23rd thru September 26th between the hours of 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm to the Youth Bureau, room 307. SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ELIGIBILTY OR EMPLOYMENT INTO […]

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8th Annual Ben Gordon Week

Ben’s Coming Home! Greetings! Ben’s  on his way home to give back to the community he loves so much. He wants to spend the entire week doing something that makes a difference. Throughout the week Ben will be busy with a number of activities, Make some time to join him somewhere along the way. Ben enjoys coming home and is excited about […]

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Safe Haven Camp- Filling up Fast!

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau is accepting applications for its Safe Haven Summer Camp; one of the most affordable camps in the community for youth ages 7-13. The camp runs from July 8-August 16, 2013 at Longfellow Elementary School. Having maintained a reputation for high quality programming, youth have returned as counselors and counselors-in-training. This […]

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Get a Jump Start – Safe Haven Summer Camp Applications Now Available

Are you looking for an affordable summer camp for you kids this summer? The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau’s Safe Haven Summer Camp may be the perfect place for children to spend some time during  summer vacation. Our camp is supervised by skilled directors and counseling staff. Campers get to participate in exciting activities and go […]

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