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After School Connection

Every full school day, September through June End of school day till 6 pm (extended hours till 6:30 pm for additional fee)

Locations: Church St., George Washington, Mamaroneck Ave. Post Road and Ridgeway elementary schools; Highlands and Eastview middle school campuses; Thomas Slater Center

Monthly Fees- School Year 2021-2022
Full – $371.00
Scholarship – $223.00
Extended Day  $48.00 (additional)
Late Fee – $20.00

Family must reside in White Plains. Must complete a registration form, and provide an up to date copy of child’s immunization record and physical exam at time of registration.

To apply for scholarship, must furnish copy of most recent year’s federal 1040 tax form.

Registration forms can be downloaded from this page.

Completed registration forms along with child’s immunization record and physical should be brought to the After School Connection office at the White Plains Youth Bureau, 11 Amherst Place, White Plains, between the hours (school year) of 10 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday.

For further information, call the After School Connection (ASC) office at 914-422-1378.

After School Connection

APPLICATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED AFTER JUNE 21, 2021

THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. Call to be put on wait list... 914-422-1378

Bits N' Pieces Tutorial Summer Camp

Bits N’ Pieces Tutorial Summer 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.

Bits N’ Pieces Camp meets Monday – Friday 8:30 am–5 pm at Church Street Elementary School at 295 Church Street.

Program fee for 6-week term: $981

Scholarship: $589

Family must reside in White Plains. Must complete a registration form, and provide an up to date copy of child’s immunization record and physical exam at time of registration.

To apply for scholarship, must furnish copy of most recent year’s federal 1040 tax form.

Registration forms can be downloaded from this page.

Please note that the registration process will be different this year for the Bits N’ Pieces Summer Camp.  Due to the pandemic, we will not be accepting registration forms person-to-person. We have limited the traffic in the main office. Therefore, we have made it convenient for you to submit your documents safely in two ways.

1)     A Bits N’ Pieces DROP BOX located in the vestibule of the Youth Bureau between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm.  This box is located to the left of the door.  OR

2)    Via email to Sherry Bannister at sbannister@whiteplainsny.gov

When submitting your completed registration forms, please ensure that all pages are completely filled out, dated and signed. If you are applying for the scholarship, please submit a copy of the first two pages of your Federal 1040/2020 Tax Form.

You must also submit a copy of the student’s medical and immunization records.

Youth Bureau staff will no longer make the copies for you.

Fusion Dance

Tuesday 6:30 pm. to 7:30 pm at the Community Center

Saturday 2:30-3:30 pm at the Community Center

The program will charge $50 per year per student. Family discounts can be arranged.

Fusion dancers must have previous dance experience. Auditions are required.

Applications are available at the Youth Bureau or downloaded from this page.

Auditions will be held the first class. If students are not qualified for Fusion they will be placed, if interested, in the Evolution Hip Hop class which meets Monday evenings at 7:15 at the Steffi Nossen Studio at the Westchester Conservatory on Central Park Avenue.

Grandpas United

The mission of Grandpas United is to give back to our White Plains community, connecting with and enriching the lives of White Plains youth aged 5-21. This intergenerational program provides informal group mentoring, one-on-one mentoring, ongoing activities and special events. Grandpas United also creates an environment to support Grandpas by sharing with one another their talents, skills and experiences to maintain their dignity, self-respect and self-worth.

Youth Court – Ongoing one-on-one mentoring. Monthly meetings with student leaders.
Grandpas Go To School – Elementary School monthly program
Coffee With Grandpas – monthly Grandpas meeting for community engagement and peer support.
Grandpas Go to Camp – annual visit to White Plains Summer Camp programs with entertainment.
Grandpas Got Talent – annual intergenerational talent showcase with White Plains high schoolers.

No. Participation is voluntary.

Youth do not need to apply.


Applications for Grandpas are available at the Youth Bureau.

Application forms are not available online at this time.

Grandpa's United Event

Growing White Plains

A community agriculture project through which volunteers from White Plains and surrounding communities grow vegetables and herbs to be donated to the Ecumenical Emergency Food Pantry and other organizations helping to meet the food needs of residents of the City in need. Participants also learn about organic gardening and share healthy outdoor activity with friends and family.

Program operates during the garden growing season, from February through November at two community garden sites, on the grounds of New York Presbyterian Hospital near the Bryant Ave. gate, and at the Bethel Community Garden, corner of Prospect St. and Sterling Ave. There is also a greenhouse located behind the Ebersole Ice Rink.

To participate, register as a member of Growing White Plains by filling out a brief registration form and adding your name and e-mail address to the distribution list so we can let you know when garden activities take place. Volunteers are free to visit or work in the garden at any time it is convenient for them.

There is no charge for participation in Growing White Plains

A willing hand and heart. Registration for the program by filling out a brief registration form

No. This is a volunteer program. Participation is voluntary.

 At this time applications for this program are available only at the Youth Bureau.

Register by calling the White Plains Youth Bureau: (914) 422-1378 to obtain a registration form and add your name and e-mail address to the program e-mail list.

Greening Project

Healthy & Fit for Life Program

This program offers 3 components: Boxing – for ages 12 – 21 Karate – for elementary grades Personal training – ages 10 – 21 (younger children need to be assessed by coach and Program Director).

Free counseling is available for ages 6-21 and families.

Open Gym available Monday – Friday.

Personal Training: Mon/ Tues / Wed/ Thursday 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Boxing: Mon/ Tues / Wed/ Thursday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
*Karate: (BEGINNERS) Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00; Saturday 1:30 – 2:30 pm
(ADVANCED) Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00; Saturday 2:30 – 3:30 pm


*Karate is taught by the BUSHIDO SCHOOL OF KARATE at their location at:
257 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605

This program is FREE. Students are responsible for supplying personal equipment such as shin guards, mouth guards etc – and uniforms – list will be provided

No. Participation is voluntary.

Applications are available at the Youth Bureau or downloaded from this page.

Complete registration form signed by parent (parent signature required for youth under 18 years only). Students 18 and older must present a valid ID. 


Healthy & Fit for Life

White Plains Youth Bureau Mentor Program

This is a community based Mentor Program. Mentors and mentees decide when and where they want to meet.

There is no fee for this program. Mentors are all volunteers.

Mentors have to complete the application process which includes an interview and background screening.

Mentees also have an application to complete as well as an interview.

Mentors have to be able to commit to meet with their mentee for about an hour and a half a week. Mentees have to be available and willing to meet with their mentor as well as participate in planning activities.

This a volunteer program. Participation is voluntary.

Applications are not available online. To register, contact Sheila Foley at 914-422-1378.

Through a phone interview, it will be determined if the program is appropriate for those interested. If it is, an application will be emailed or mailed out to the applicants (mentor and mentee).

Real G.I.R.L.S. Academy

REAL G.I.R.L.S. AcademyG=GRACE; I=INTELLIGENCE; R=RESPECT; L=LEADERSHIP; S=SKILLS

The Real Girls Academy offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and life skills training through instruction to the participants of the program that will meet for 25 Saturdays.  The aim of the program is to help the girls develop their interest in STEM, connect them with women who are successful, help them to develop competencies, skills and academic knowledge to pursue careers in high paying jobs and to teach them the core values, such as respect and integrity. Please Note: White Plains School District students are nominated by their school principal.

25 Saturdays during the school year starting in October: 10:00am – 2:00pm

This is a FREE program for eligible participants.

Students and parents MUST be committed to regular attendance. Parents must be required to support student’s academic, social, and emotional growth in partnership with the program coordinators. Students may be the first in their family to graduate high school or attend college. Student must demonstrate potential to achieve growth & excellence with support. Students in grades 5th – 12th may be accepted.

Youth are registered in cooperation with the White Plains School District. Parents who are interested in enrolling their child should contact their school counselor or Principal.

Real GIRLS Academy

Saturday Academy

Saturday Academy for Boys logoThe Saturday Academy is a program of leadership development, academic, cultural and social enrichment for African American and Latino male students in White Plains in grades 4ththrough 8th.  Students enter the program in the 4thgrade and may continue through graduation in the 8thgrade. 

Please Note: White Plains School District students are nominated by their school principal.

Saturdays from October through May.

Registration form can be  downloaded from this page.

Completed registration forms should be returned to the White Plains Youth Bureau, 11 Amherst Place, White Plains, between the hours (school year) of 10 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday.

21st Century Learning Center S.T.E.A.M. Academy

FREE! Program offered during after-school time at the 5 Elementary Schools, Slater Community Center, and Passage To Excellence After School at Bethel Baptist Church.

Monday – Friday (Following the school calendar)

Dismissal – 6:00pm

Cycle 9: October 25, 2021 – February 4, 2022

Cycle 10: February 28, 2022 – June 3, 2022

7 Locations:
Ridgeway Elementary School, Post Rd. Elementary School, MAS Elementary School, Church Street Elementary School, George Washington Elementary School, Slater Community Center, and Passage To Excellence After School at Bethel Baptist Church.

This is a FREE program made possible by a grant from the NY State Department of Education. For income-eligible students only.

Students must be currently registered in one of the 5 White Plains elementary schools.
Provide a current (within one year) physical and immunization documentation.
Income eligibility must be met. (Title I status)

No. Participation is voluntary.

Applications are available at the White Plains Youth Bureau or they can be downloaded and printed from the website. Completed applications should be returned to the Youth Bureau. An application is considered complete only when all supporting documentation is present.
This is a first-come, first-served program. Your completed application will be logged in the order it is received.
Capacity per school is 50 student

This program is made possible by a grant from the New York State Department of Education - 21st Century Learning Center Program

21st Century Learning Center Summer Math Camp

Math Camp’s goal is to expose students to a full summer camp experience while simultaneously preparing them for the rigors of middle school math. Students will enjoy a variety of challenges throughout the summer as they review multiplication, division, fractions, volume, order of operations, word problems and real-world application. This is a FREE program for rising 6th graders.

July 6, 2021 – August 13, 2021

Monday – Friday

9:00am – 3:30pm

Eastview Middle School – Entry at Door # 17 on Amherst Place

This is a FREE program made possible by a grant from the NY State Department of Education. For income-eligible students only.

Students must be entering the 6th grade in September.  Current (within one year) Physical and Immunization record must be submitted.

Income eligibility must be met. Current STEAM Academy students automatically qualify.

No. Participation is voluntary.

Applications are available at the White Plains Youth Bureau or they can be downloaded and printed from the website. Completed applications should be returned to the Youth Bureau no later than Friday June 26, 2021. An application is considered complete only when all supporting documentation is present.

This is a first-come, first-served program. Capacity is 45 students.

This program is made possible by a grant from the New York State Department of Education - 21st Century Learning Center Program

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