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50 Faces - 50 Years

 

Celebrate our 50th ANNIVERSARY with us!

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The WPYB celebrates those who have made the White Plains Youth Bureau what it is today.

Rev. Harold R. Jolley, M. Div.

Rev. Harold R. Jolley, M. Div.

Reverend Harold R. Jolley is a native of White Plains. Harold was fortunate to attend private school during his early educational rearing and later enrolled into the White Plains Public School system, participating in numerous programs held at the White Plains Youth Bureau. These programs assisted Harold in developing his interpersonal skills, prepared him with job readiness skills, allowed him to engage in community service, and exposed him to institutions of higher education. As a result of this exposure, Harold decided to attend Lincoln University, PA.  
      A few years after graduating from Lincoln University, Harold returned to work at the Youth Bureau in the Youth Employment Services department. There he was afforded the opportunity to educate and equip youth within the community, which prepared them for the work force. Harold later attended Drew University’s Theological School where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree. At the present time Harold is engaged in the work of ministry full time, as he has been serving as the Pastor/Teacher of the Second Macedonia Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA.  
      During his tenure at Second Macedonia, the church has undergone restructuring in administration, ministry engagement, and in their efforts of community mission’s outreach. Harold owes his passion for outreach and serving the community to the White Plains Youth Bureau. Harold continues to transcend racial lines and fights for and assists people who sufferers from racial injustice and works to aide in their spiritual development. Whenever asked to describe himself and his purpose in ministry, Harold informs everyone that he uses God’s divinely inspired word, life experiences, his gifts of teaching, preaching, and counseling to equip the saints for the work of ministry.

Harry Jefferson, Jr.

Harry Jefferson, Jr.

Harry Jefferson is an international business consultant, makeup designer, and commercial beauty/fashion makeup artist. During his youth, he passionately engaged with his first love-dance. His first job was as a dance teacher with the White Plains Youth Bureau. Little did he know, the Youth Bureau helped him develop the leadership skills and heart for service for others at a young age. Through summer employment with the Entrepreneurship Program, Harry had developed a business plan for a dance company call “Step Up Dance” for which he was awarded Entrepreneur of the year and won a scholarship to Babson College. The Youth Bureau ignited the entrepreneurial fire inside of him that still burns today.  
      Harry J. has been working in the beauty industry for over 9 years, of which he focused on honing his skills in the beauty business as a makeup artist, makeup designer, and business consultant. His experiences have provided him with a 360 perspective in the development of various beauty projects.  
      Artistically, Harry J’s career is extraordinarily diverse with experience working in different divisions of the makeup industry, from television and fashion editorial, to the Red Carpet and more! He was awarded “Fashion Makeup Artist of the Year” in 2018 by Fashion TV Magazine. His fashion editorial work has been published all over the world in high fashion and beauty publications such as ELLE, L”Officiel Ukraine, COSMOPOLITAN, ELLEMENTS Magazine and many others. His work has dotted the major US coastal cities and now most recently in Europe, where he now focuses his career as a Makeup Designer and Product Development Director for one of Poland’s Top Cosmetic Concepts-a new Health and Beauty chain called KONTIGO.

Rodney M.Fuller

Rodney M. Fuller

Rodney M. Fuller is President of a holdings company called the Glow Group, that has launched a stock market investment app called TradeZero/Open hand. He is also President of The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI), a nonprofit and independent organization that develops, tests, and supports tools used by “investors in human gain”. Prior to the Institute, Mr. Fuller has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, one of the largest in the country. He was selected as an outstanding African American role model and featured in a series of ads that aired on NBC television. He has been featured in articles published by the NY Times and Daily News. Mr. Fuller is a Union Square Award Recipient, a Robert Browne Foundation Research Fellow.  
      Reminiscing on his youth, Mr. Fuller reflects, “The White Plains Youth Bureau was instrumental in my life- they gave me my first job through the Summer Youth Employment Program, where I learned the fundamentals of work. During my final year in college I was employed at the March of Dimes of Westchester. The Youth Bureau was also a safety hub with the Teen Center, where I learned fitness and had a safe place to go many days after school or work in the summer”.  
      Rodney has received Advanced Executive Education Certificates from such competitive institutions and rigorous programs as Columbia Business School, Fordham University School for Non-Profit Management, American Express Executive Leadership Academy and the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education. Mr. Fuller is an International Coaching Federation (ICF), Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach (ACPED), through the College of Executive Coaching.

Jason Rhodes

Jason Rhodes

Jason Rhodes is a practicing Attorney, Adjunct Professor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Author, and a Third Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. Mr. Rhodes grew up in the Winbrook Housing Projects in White Plains, New York. He obtained his first employment through the White Plains Youth Bureau at the age of 14. He continued to be employed through the White Plains Youth Bureau all the way through Law School. The Youth Bureau secured Mr. Rhodes a summer internship at White Plains City Hall in the Legal Department, tracking municipal claims..  
      Mr. Rhodes is a litigator, who currently works for the State of Maryland/Baltimore City Department of Social Services Legal Division in Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) cases. Mr. Rhodes is also an Adjunct Professor who has worked at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC; a top 100 University) and currently works at Morgan State University with Master's level students. Mr. Rhodes is also a Karate Instructor and Author..  
      In addition, Mr. Rhodes was the first male in White Plains High School History to score over a thousand points in Men's Varsity Basketball. He also played Collegiate Basketball at Morgan State University where he was named as an Athletic Academic All-American (2nd Team).

Will Dixon

Will Dixon

Will Dixon is an educator that has worked as a teacher and school administrator for the past twenty-seven years. He currently serves as a House Administrator at White Plains High School. Working at White Plains High School has allowed him to give back and serve young people in his home community. Upon entering the field of education, it was always a goal of Mr. Dixon’s to one day return to White Plains in order to assist and mentor students as they work toward creating a positive future for themselves and their families.  
      After graduating from high school, Mr. Dixon attended Hampton University where he received a BS in Marketing. He went on to earn his MBA from Purdue University and an MA from Columbia University.  
      The White Plains Youth Bureau was an instrumental part of Mr. Dixon’s foundation. He began attending the Youth Bureau when he was in the 7th grade and spent many days in the Teen Center and gym as it was a safe haven. The many adults that worked with the Youth Bureau served as mentors that taught him many valuable skills, such as interviewing techniques and how to write a resume. It was the Youth Bureau that gave him his first job and many others, including an opportunity to work as a teacher in the Saturday Academy Program. These job opportunities provided him with the opportunity to build his confidence and interpersonal skills. Their support continues to this day as they assist many of the students that he works with as they work to reach their goals and make their own dreams come true.

 

In alphabetical order, come meet some more of our 50th Anniversary Celebrants by clicking below: 

Julia Anderson Lee

Dr. Julia Anderson-Lee
is a native of White Plains,
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LaSandra BoykinLaSandra Boykin
is a 1996 graduate of White Plains
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Dr. Nicole BoykinNicole Boykin
is a 2001 graduate of White Plains
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Arturo BravoArturo Bravo
immigrated to the United States from
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Dr. Allana M. BrownAllana M. Brown
grew up in the city of White Plains
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Christina BrownChristina R. Brown
was born and raised in the City of White 
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Jacqwel BrownJacqwel Brown
was raised in White Plains, NY.
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Delphine T. BurtonDelphine T. Burton
was raised in White Plains, NY
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Monica CooperMonica Cooper
The White Plains Youth Bureau was
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Keith CradleKeith Cradle
is the Director of Youth/Juvenile
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Amy Ellenbogen Amy Ellenbogen
is a serial founder of programs
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Vincent FieldsVincent Fields
was born in New Rochelle Hospital
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Tatiana FlowersTatiana Flowers
was born at Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
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Wayne FrancisWayne Francis
I got my first job working in White
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Kia Freeman

Kia Freeman
is no stranger to television and
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A GonzalesAmanda Gonzales
was born and raised in 
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Michelle Gordon BartleyMichelle Gordon Bartley
is a graduate of White
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Rhonda GordonRhonda Gordon
Growing up across the street
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Alicia Hardy-JosephsAlicia Hardy-Josephs
is a White Plains, NY native and a 2004
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Dante HudsonDante Hudson
was born in Yonkers, NY. For most of his
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Maurice JohnsonMaurice Johnson
My life at the White Plains Youth Bureau
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Nakpangi JohnsonNakpangi Johnson
grew up in White Plains and
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Percy JohnsonPercy Johnson
began is his fire career as a firefighter in
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Melvin JonesMelvin Jones
moved to White Plains from
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Raina KadavilRaina Kadavil
Raina has been part of the White Plains
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Maria A. LampleyMaria A. Lampley
I was born in the Bronx, NY and attended
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Quentin MartinQuenton Martin
believes wholeheartedly in the words of
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Jason A. RobertsSajith Matthews
was a member of the White Plains
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Jessica McKenzieJessica McKenzie
There's little more rewarding than
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Adrien MerveilleAdrien Merveille
was born and raised in White Plains
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Nadine MillsNadine Mills
was born and raised in White Plains
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Lt. Col. Dwayne Murray

Lt. Col.
Dwayne Murray

was born in Brooklyn, and 
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Angela OcampoAngela X. Ocampo
was born in Colombia and  migrated to White
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Camila OssesCamila Osses
My name is Camila and I was born and raised
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Jason A. RobertsJason A. Roberts, Sr.
has dedicated his life to serving, 
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Rev. Dr. Tyrone RobinsonRev. Dr.
Tyrone Robinson

was born and raised
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Marvin RockMarvin Rock
The White Plains Youth Bureau
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Judeson SaintilJudeson Saintil
was born in Haiti and immigrated
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Lonnie SandersLonnie Sanders
I was born and raised in White Plains
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Sharrise Stancil-AshfordSharisse Stancil Ashford
Sharisse "She-Salt" Stancil-Ashford is a
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Kiana Sterling Kiana Sterling
was born and raised in White Plains
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Laura Sturchio Martin

Laura Sturchio Martin
was born and raised in White Plains
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Abdul Tubman

Abdul Tubman
was born in Liberia, the African nation founded
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Marissa TuckMarissa Tuck
The White Plains Youth Bureau was and
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Robert TuckRobert Tuck
I first became involved with the White
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Judith M. WatsonJudith M. Watson
immigrated to the USA from Jamaica West
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Leslie WhiteLeslie D. White
born and raised in White
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Renee Willis Smith

RenéWillis Smith
Born and raised in White
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