Bits N' Pieces Summer Camp Registration available online and at the WPYB
March 28: Harlem Fine Arts Show comes to White Plains
April 22: Friends of the WPYB presents 12th Annual Performing Arts Benefit

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Bits N' Pieces Summer Camp Registration is now open!!! Registration Forms are available online and at our WPYB Office.
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12th Annual Performing Arts Benefit from FofWPYB

English & Spanish flyers for Spring Vacation Camp 2017

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ANNOUNCING OUR FIRST ANNUAL STEAM FAIR*!

We invite you and your students to participate in the White Plains Youth Bureau’s first annual STEAM Fair. The fair will be held on a Saturday (to be announced), in late April or early May 2017 at a school location in White Plains. It will be open to students in grades 4 through high school, working in groups of 2 to 5 students.

There is no entrance fee for participation and we would love to have widespread representation from after school programs STEM programs, school groups and other community youth groups for around Westchester, However, space is finite, therefore space will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are very excited about this chance to stimulated and highlight all the great work that folks are doing with STEAM education in the county and can’t wait to see the creative projects students come up with. If you want to be a part of the STEAM Fair please click here to fill out the form indicating how many groups of students and what sized groups. Questions? Contact Martin Rudow mrudow@whiteplainsny.gov or call 914-422-1378.

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Youth of the Year, Michael Hunter with Mayor Roach

Jan. 3, 2017: Michael Hunter, Youth of the Year 2016, receiving his award and recognition from Mayor Thomas Roach.

Michael Hunter is a sophomore at White Plains High School. Michael is active in sports at White Plains High School including football, soccer and track and field. He is an academic scholar and has received high honors since elementary school and now continues in High School.

Michael was selected in 6th grade to go on a trip to China with Pritchard Doggett Clark Foundation as a result of getting high grades. He explained that it was the best experience in his life. Michael then went to Beijing and Shanghai during spring break. The trip was helpful as it broadened his exposure to other cultures.

Michael was a part of the Youth Bureau’s Saturday Academy program. His other community involvements include:

  • He volunteers at the White Plains Hospital and the White Plains Library. 
  • Member of the White Plains Youth Bureau’s Youth Court
  • Member of the Toastmasters Program
  • Member of the Westchester Children’s Association Teen Leadership Advocacy group
  • Model United Nations Club at White Plains High School

Michael has also participated Becknell University Sleep Away Engineering Camp and is an advocate for the New York State Raise the Age Campaign. 

Michael has been accepted into a rigorous college course called Science Research program.  This experience has allowed him to learn what it was like to be a college student taking college course and to be a research student. While very challenging, it was rewarding.

Michael finds volunteering and helping others to be a part of who he is. 

Saturday, Sept. 24:

Clubmen at the Capital 2016Twenty-three White Plains Higher Aims Clubmen students visited the White House and US Capitol on Saturday, Sept. 24. The Clubmen Higher Aims program is a youth development, academic assistance and career readiness program sponsored in part by the City of White Plains Youth Bureau, Westchester Clubmen Foundation, Westchester County Youth Bureau and the White Plains School District. The program provides 40 young men, 7th through 12th grade, with services designed to help them graduate from high school and pursue college. The Clubmen Higher Aims program has a 100% success rate for nine consecutive years of students graduating White Plains High School and enrolling in college.

The purpose of the trip was to visit the White House while President Barrack Obama was in Office along with the US Capitol.  The students enjoyed their visit to the White House and even saw the President’s Motor Cage entering and leaving the White House. They stood in line with actor, Jamal Warner. They enjoyed the US Capitol, its history, the artifacts and the paintings. They also visited several museums. They received praise and comments from visitors visiting Washington D.C. about how wonderful they looked and asking where they were from.

Parent Nicola Standard commented that “Barack Obama, an African American man, has been the President of the United States for as long as my son Stuart has been in school. This has provided him with a very tangible role model that he can be anything he wants to be, even the president of the United States. The opportunity to visit the White House now, with the Clubmen Higher Aims program during his presidency is a dream beyond words and my son enjoyed the opportunity.”

Timothy DuBois, 9th grader, stated that “the opportunity to visit the White House while President Barack Obama is in office was a very important opportunity. It was a great learning experience. I got a chance to see inside the official residence of the President. I also got a chance to speak to Secret Service staff. This experience was very important to me because we never know when we will have another African-American President. This is why it was important not to have passed up a chance to have visited the White House.”

Christopher Latimer, 8th grader commented that “last year I went with the Clubmen to visit Washington, D.C. and stood outside beyond the fence. Going back meant so much to me because I always looked up to President Barack Obama because he is the first African American president and I’m excited to walk the same halls he has. On November 1, 1800, the construction of the White House was completed by slaves and immigrants. Seven Presidents owned slaves while serving their terms.  As an African American male knowing how they treated slaves/my ancestors, it was such an honor to visit the White House. Thanks everyone for this tremendous opportunity.”

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Dads Take Your Child to School;____________________________________

August 10, 2016: 

"My Brother's Keeper" launches in White Plains

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The White Plains Youth Bureau After School Connection Program Online Registration is now available. 

> Please click here to Register Online and to pay your After School Connection invoice.

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Nicola Standard pictureNicola Standard Joins the Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau

July 26, 2016: The Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau announces the appointment of Ms. Nicola Standard, Vice President and Branch Manager of Apple Bank, 85 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY, to its Board of Directors. Ms. Standard said, “The White Plains Youth Bureau is a community resource with a proud tradition of helping young people to reach their potential and become productive members of our community. I look forward to contributing to this worthy cause and supporting the efforts of the Friends of the White Plains Youth Bureau.”

She joined Apple Bank with over 15 years of business and retail banking experience with several leading regional banks. Prior to joining Apple Bank in late 2015, Ms. Standard was the branch manager at People’s United Bank’s Bronxville office for three years. Prior to joining People’s Bank, Ms. Standard served as a Branch Relationship Banker at HSBC White Plains from 2010 to 2012. 

Ms. Standard began her banking and finance career in 1989 with Security Pacific Business Credit in their Asset Based Lending division as a Collateral Analyst. She was promoted to Supervisor and Financial Analyst in 1999, when the bank was acquired by Bank of America. Ms. Standard spent seven years as controller of a small family-owned printing company in Mount Vernon, NY and four years as a Human Resources Specialist with the YWCA in White Plains.

A native of Jamaica, Ms. Standard came to the United States at the age of 12, settling with her family in Brooklyn, NY.  She graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Economics from Baruch College. She lives in White Plains for over 17 years with her husband and four children.

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 Community Garden 2016

July 11:

Target offering Summer Career Academy employment tips