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Alternatives/Counseling and Leadership

 

The Alternatives/Counseling and Leadership Program provides comprehensive services to youth in an effort to enhance emotional, social, and academic performance as well as personal choices to maximize their potential for success.

 Bits N' Pieces Summer Employment 2016

Girls Academy & Saturday Academy attendees

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BITS N' PIECES TUTORIAL SUMMER CAMP

This camp offers children entering grades 1 through 5 the opportunity to stay on track with their studies. The program offers a safe, enjoyable and educational six-week program emphasizing reading, writing and critical thinking. In addition, tennis, swimming, arts & crafts, music and field trips are a part of this summer experience.  

S.T.E.M. Campers 2017
Hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Registration: Youth Bureau
Site: Church Street Elementary School at 295 Church Street
Phone: 914 - 422 - 1378
Eligibility: White Plains Residents

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Enjoy this video about this summer's Bits 'N Pieces Tutorial Camp:

GIRLS ACADEMY

Enjoy this video about The Girls Academy:

REAL G.I.R.L.S Academy G=Grace: I= INTELLIGENCE; R=RESPECT; L= LEADERSHIP; S=SKILLS
A Collaboration project between the White Plains Youth Bureau and the White Plains School District, the real G.I.R.L.S. Academy was launched December 7th 2013, for girls in 5th and 6th grades. The girls were selected by referrals from school guidance staff and administrators. Girls selected are those who show potential for excellence provided they are linked with appropriate support services. 
 
The Academy will also have a parent component to encourage and promote parents to become involved with the development of their children. Each girl participating in the academy will have an adult mentor. The mentors will be recruited from the community and will be professional women, especially those working in the STEM areas. 

LET'S GET READY … SAT and College Preparation

This 9 week Summer Program, designed for White Plains students, is administered by Let’s Get Ready (LGR) and provides intensive SAT preparation and assistance with all aspects of the college admissions process. Please visit the LGR website (www.letsgetready.org) for additional program information and enrollment criteria. Applications for coaches and students will be available on the Website in May.
Age Group: rising 11th and 12 graders
Date: Tuesday & Thursday, mid-June through August 2018, 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Location: TBD
Contact: Jason Roberts, jaroberts1216@yahoo.com or register at http://letsgetready.org/signup/

MAYOR'S YOUTH COUNCIL

The Youth Council is an exciting environment for students to explore ethical leadership principles, learn about the value of community service and civic leadership and be inspired to bring passionate service and change to their community. The Youth Council is open to any high school student who lives in the City of White Plains. Meetings are held bi-weekly on Wednesday evenings at the White Plains Youth Bureau. 

MENTORING

Mentoring benefits youth from elementary grades through age 21 by pairing them with carefully selected adults, who then serve as role models. Adult mentors volunteer one hour per week with their mentee.
For more information please contact Sheila Foley at sfoley@whiteplainsny.gov or 914-422-1378, ext. 6709. January is National Mentoring Month, please join us!

mentors with kids

REACH FOR SUCCESS

Provides comprehensive services to youth to enhance their emotional, social and academic performance, to maximize their potential for success.

SATURDAY ACADEMY

Saturday Academy at Lifting Up Westchester

Enjoy this video about the Saturday Academy:

An academic and cultural enrichment program for boys from 4th through 8th grade. The program operates 25 Saturdays throughout the school year. Boys with leadership potential who need and can benefit from additional academic and social support are referred by their schools.

STEP UP!

Step Up! includes coordinating steering committee; outreach and case management; and youth police partnership training. Step Up! builds community relationships, trust, skills and knowledge so that all youth have an opportunity for success.

WHITE PLAINS HELPING HANDS COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB

White Plains Helping Hands is looking for hard working and caring high school students. Students bring their unique talents and interests to the club and perform community service projects in and around the City of White Plains. The club will engage in a range of service activities; from organizing food and toy drives to spending time with children and the elderly in our community.

For more information or to register for a program or activity contact the White Plains Youth Bureau at 914-422-1378 or email us at whiteplainsyouthbureau@whiteplainsny.gov.