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Youth Bureau and the Flight Simulator/Flight Academy Program.

The White Plains Youth Bureau is taking applications for its new Flight Simulator/Flight Academy Program. The program is designed to provide youth and young adults, 12 to 24 years of age, with flight instruction. The program will run every Thursday from July 5 to August 9. One hour of flight instruction is offered. Slots are available between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This is a free program.

According to the airline industry, there is a growing shortage of pilots and this puts the future of the industry at risk. A recent report by CNN indicated that “over the next two decades, 87 new pilots will have to be trained and ready to fly a commercial airliner every day in order to meet the demand to travel by air.” In the next 20 years, BOEING has estimated that airline carriers in North America will need 117,000 pilots. More than 42% of active U.S. airline pilots at the biggest carriers will retire over the next 10 years, according to a recent report by Cowen & Company.  

The White Plains Youth Bureau has plans to expand the Flight Academy Program in the future to work with the airline industry and to work with Westchester County Airport to establish a Cadet Program.

For more information and to receive an application for the program, contact Laura Montoya at the White Plains Youth Bureau at 914-422-1378 or lmontoya@whiteplainsny.gov.

 Click here to find out about how the Youth Bureau is assisting for possible employment in the Aviation Industry

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The City of White Plains My Brother's Keeper Initiative to hold 2nd Annual Readers Achievers Program

The City of White Plains My Brother’s Keeper Initiative will sponsor its second Annual Summer Readers Achievers Program beginning Monday, July 2nd thru Friday, August 10, 2018.  Working in concert with the White Plains Library and area camp programs, the Readers Achievers Program is designed to increase the number of children and teens participating in summer reading programs.  More than 300 children and youth participated in last year’s Readers Achievers Program. Frank Williams, Jr., Youth Bureau Director and Co-chairman of the White Plains My Brother’s Keeper said that he is “looking forward to this year’s program. Children who read during the summer see improved language skills and are better prepared for the rigors of school when school starts in September.” 

 Books are available at the White Plains Library.  At the end of the summer, youth will receive a Certificate of Participation. 

2018 Readers Achievers List

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June 27, 2018 -- Youth Court Orientation takes place

June 27, 2018 Youth Court orientation

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My Brother's Keeper newsletter

Father of the Year Breakfast

Memories of the 2018 Harlem Fine Arts Show

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LoHud meets with grandparents

March 29, 2018 Frank Williams and other grandfathers speak with the Journal News about being a grandfather.

>> Click here to hear what they say.

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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/

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Mayor Roach meets with Keeper of the Dream Youth about the issue of gun violence

Mayor meets with Keeper of the Dream Youth

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