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Aviation Academy

Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays at the White Plains Youth Bureau.

Must be a White Plains resident and view 3 Youtube videos prior to visit. Call to make an appointment.

An application must be requested. Applications are not available online.

Aviation Academy


Come learn this Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, gymnastics, and dance all to music and drumming! 

Tuesday 4pm to 6:00pm at the Youth Bureau Fitness Room

Saturday 2pm to 4:00pm at the Youth Bureau Fitness Room

The program is free of charge to families in White Plains.

Students in 1st grade through 12th grade are all welcomed.

Applications are available at the Youth Bureau or downloaded by clicking the ‘REGISTRATION FORM’ button on this page.

You can also email Gina Covington at for more information or to receive applications via email in English or Spanish. 

Grandpas United

The mission of Grandpas UnitedTM 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.

Grandpas UnitedTM

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.

THE WORD #4 - Official News letter for Grandpas UnitedTM

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 and Friday  4:00 – 5:00; 
(ADVANCED) Wednesday and Friday  5:00 – 6:00; 

*Karate is taught by the Sensei Evelyn Schwartz

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

Youth Employment Services

The Youth Employment Program provides youth ages 12 through 24 with opportunities to learn about the world of work through job training, life-skills development programs and full and part-time employment.

Job Fairs

Workforce Development Academy for Youth (WDAY)

In partnership with the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board, the WDAY Program (City of White Plains Youth Bureau) has offered personal, educational, and professional services to eligible youth 16-24 years of age since 2004. The professional services are guided by the federal legislative orders inherent in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen the workforce system which includes our rising young professionals.

WDAY career services are based solely on the Youth’s unique individual career goals and objectives. We work closely with our young adults to design and implement life strategies that lead to success. We take pride in providing genuine support as they work to launch their individual careers to advance and achieve financial independence.

1. 16- 24 years of age 

2. Unemployed OR Underemployed

3. Out of School (HS graduates are welcome)

4. US Citizen or Legally Authorized to Work 

5. In-need of Additional Services

1. Valid and Current Photo ID (ex. NYS Driver’s License, US Passport, etc.)

2. Social Security Card

3. Completion of ES-100 Application

  • Paid and Unpaid Work Experiences
  • Occupational Skills Certificate Training
  • Education Offered Concurrently w/ Workforce Preparation
  • Transitional Postsecondary Educational Services
  • Financial Literacy Education
  • Labor Market Information
  • Comprehensive Guidance and Training
  • Leadership Development Services
  • Support Services
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring, Study Skills Training
  • GED/HSE and Dropout Recovery Services
  • Follow Up

The WDAY Program provides Workforce and Professional Development support by means of employment referrals and paid internships in a participant’s desired career field sector.

Program participants qualify for tuition assistance for Occupational Skills Training Programs provided by WIOA Eligible Training Providers. Providers include but are not limited to Southern Westchester BOCES, SUNY WCC, and the Westchester School for Medical and Dental Assistant.

Please contact staff for more information.

This program is FREE.

Please contact Tony Martinez at (914) 422-1378 or – applications may be obtained in person by appointment only.

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