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
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.
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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.
Full fee is $1,015.00 for the 6-weeks
Scholarship fee is $610
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 programCoffee 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.
This program is FREE.
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.
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.
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 BUSHIDO SCHOOL OF KARATE
This program is FREE. Students are responsible for supplying personal equipment such as shin guards, mouth guards etc – and uniforms – list will be provided
Complete registration form signed by parent (parent signature required for youth under 18 years only). Students 18 and older must present a valid ID.
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).
G=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.
The 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.
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.
An after school program designed to help Middle through High School African-American and Latino male students achieve academic excellence and develop key life skills required to succeed. This is accomplished by providing academic support, mentoring and exposure to cultural, social, and leadership experiences.
Middle School: Monday through Friday from 2:45 – 5:45 PM at Highlands
High School: Monday through Thursday from 2:45 – 5:45 PM at White Plains High School
No fees are required for regular daily activities. Nominal fees may apply for some of the field trips.
Must be African-American or Latino Middle or High School male student. Must strive for excellence and maintain high academic standards and regular attendance. Must maintain a minimum grade point average of “C.” Strive to achieve honor roll status. Participate in group activities. Wear a shirt and tie on designated day(s). Learn to play the game of chess. Commit to program through 12th grade.
At this time applications for this program are through referral only. Space is limited.
We currently meet on Wednesdays when there is no early release from school from 2:35 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. at Highlands Middle School in Room 102.
Students are typically referred by the sixth or seventh grade guidance counselors. Sometimes they are also recruited by the group leader. Students are typically referred to this program if someone believes they can benefit from being connected to a positive, active program. They should be able to benefit from belonging to our group and being exposed to different activities and community service. Students may be struggling with behavior, school, family issues, or may just be quiet or outgoing and can benefit from being involved. Once students start in middle school they automatically continue on to the high school program at White Plains High School. Oftentimes, students are in the program for 6 years.
If a student has not been referred by their school, they can contact Sheila Foley, 914-422-1378, email@example.com, to get more information about the program. There is an application that gets completed by the parent if the child is appropriate for the program.
Applications are not available online.
To find out more about My Brother’s Keeper download our 13 page brochure.
The MBK program is offered at various locations and times depending on the activity. Please sign up for our email to receive up to date information.
This is a free program.
Middle and High School age boys.
Call the Program Director – Ray Tribble at 914-422-1378 for information on how you (your child) can participate.
A real court run by trained high school youth who process real low level crime cases – peer court.
Varies Training for youth court officers in the summer – July/August.
Must be a White Plains resident. Youth Court leaders may be 9th or 10th graders.
Peer Advocacy – Girls only, ages 20-30 years old.
Peer Advocates only: $1,500 stipend per client served.
Youth Court leaders: Volunteers only; will receive community service credit.
Submit a written application. Registration form can be downloaded from this page.
A six-week program for young people ages 16 years or older to volunteer in White Plains’ community gardens, learning about organic gardening and helping grow food for the needy in White Plains.
Four mornings a week for three hours each day for six weeks, from early July through early to mid August. Participants work at the two White Plains community gardens (at New York Presbyterian Hospital and at Prospect St. and Sterling Ave.) and the greenhouse at Delfino Park.
Some educational trips are also part of the program. Participants meet each morning of the program at the White Plains Youth Bureau, 11 Amherst Place and travel as a group to the work sites for the day.
There is no fee for the program.
Those interested need to fill out a registration form (requires parents’ signatures) which can be obtained at the White Plains Youth Bureau, 11 Amherst Place, White Plains. For more information, call the Growing White Plains program: 914-422-1378
At this time applications for this program are available only at the Youth Bureau.
Brief interview and registration materials to fill out at the White Plains Youth Bureau; call Growing White Plains, 914-422-1378 for information and registration.
Tuesday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. at the White Plains Youth Bureau.
Mentors have to be positive adult male role models willing to work in a group setting on Tuesday nights. An application and interview is required.
Mentees are typically recruited from the sixth grade guidance counselors. A few kids are added each year depending on the prior year’s number of graduates. The mentees have to be willing to work in a group setting and be willing to participate in the group process. This is a fun and informal mentoring program. Dinner is served and time is spent playing in the gym at the end of the evening.
No. All participants are volunteers.
The program supervisor meets with the referred students with the guidance counselor that referred them. At that time students are given the application if they are a good fit for the program.
STEP UP! is a program that provides case management, counseling, and personal enrichment opportunities to young men who are struggling and potentially vulnerable to academic failure, future unemployment, family problems, and negative police interaction.
Monday – Friday during after school and late evening hours until 8pm.
Program is open to all High School Boys.
Regular attendance and participation in groups, trips, and social activities.
Registration process is in person Monday – Thursday between 4pm – 7pm by appointment only.
Applications are available at the Youth Bureau and on this page.
Mondays, 11:35 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. at WPHS, Room C-7 (for school year 2018/2019).
High school students typically get into the program by referral when they are in the 6th grade. They can sometimes also be added in high school if there is space. The student should be someone who can benefit from being a part of a group that is active. They should be in need of adult support meaning they may be struggling in school, not involved in many other programs, maybe lacking some motivation to do well. Not all students meet this criteria currently but they typically start out with some of the above issues. There is a mix of personalities in the program and everyone gets along and has fun. Students have to be willing to participate in group meetings and community service/educational activities.
At this time, applications for this program are available only at the Youth Bureau.
If a current high school student wants to join, they would contact Sheila Foley at 914-422-1378 or be brought to a meeting by a current member. If space is available and the student is appropriate for the program, there is an application to complete and have signed by a parent.
The goal of the Mayor’s Youth Council is to develop youth led activities that engage youth as leaders and decision makers.
The main target population is students that are on or above grade level. This is an extra-curricular activity that is meant to provide young people with additional opportunities and support to give them the skills they need to fully develop as leaders and decision makers. Students will have the opportunity in a non-instructional environment to develop the skills and attributes needed to be successful in life such as responsibility, integrity, critical thinking and problem solving skills. We will also focus on self-awareness, empathy, self-confidence, empowerment and self-advocacy and self-care.
The group meets bi-weekly in the evenings, 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Youth Bureau Computer Room.
Must be a high school student and a White Plains resident.
The days and times will be decided once the youth are hired. Meetings will be at least 2 x week for 2 hours each.
This is a FREE program for all eligible participants
High School students in grades 9 – 11 with a valid work permit.
Must be vaccinated against COVID 19.
Yes. Hourly rate varies with the age of participant.
Students who are interested should complete the registration form on this page and submit it to the Youth Bureau office in Cafeteria H and pick up an employment packet to complete.