Youth Bureau is now open.
Social distancing and masks are required.
After School Registration is OPEN! Limited availability. Call YB for info.

Marissa Tuck

 

Marissa Tuck

Marissa Tuck

The White Plains Youth Bureau was and continues to be a quintessential part of the community. It serves as a gathering spot, where students can have place for comfort and guidance for everyone. I can reflect on my 14th birthday when my parents informed me that I was now of age and could get my working papers for my first real job. Admittedly, I was nervous and excited at the same time. Both of my parents had such a presence in the White Plains community, and I knew I had a lot to live up to, because I never wanted to disappoint them. I remember that summer I participated in an entrepreneurship program. My internship involved me working at a local cellphone and electronics store and having to work on administrative tasks during the summer. Additionally, I had the opportunity to visit local corporate businesses and work on developing a business plan.  
      After that summer, I continued to intern through various organizations in the community and ultimately finished high school and continued on to Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. I graduated and pursued a career in technology and consulting at Accenture, a global Fortune Global 500 company. I’m currently a Technology executive at Accenture in our Oracle practice. In addition, I support our HBCU Diversity Recruiting Team as the Spelman College and Dual-Degree Campus Champion for the Atlanta University Center Consortium, the Girls Who Code program lead in Atlanta. Looking back, I truly appreciate how the Youth Bureau helped equip me with the confidence to lead; continuously push myself to grow and how my roles helped me develop others to enter the workforce. Congratulations on this pivotal anniversary!