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.
The Youth Council is designed to provide leadership and training for its members, represent the interests of youth throughout the City, and create civic/community awareness.
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.
The Young MENtoring Group:
Seated are: Kareem Washington, Johnson Edouard, Jason Young. Standing are: Levar Wright, Jean Joseph, Narado Burrell, Quentin Martin, Tony Martinez, Hassan Washington, Stephen Dorsainvil, Adrien Merveille, Ahmad Warren, and Wilson Moronta.
REACH FOR SUCCESS
Provides comprehensive services to youth to enhance their emotional, social and academic performance, to maximize their potential for success.
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! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.