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The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau is the central location for summer and after-school youth employment. The Youth Employment and Training Program provides job training and preparation for the youth of the city from ages 14 to 24. Our programs provide the necessary skills and techniques that are needed to gain an introduction to the workplace to include:

  • Basic and social skills assessments
  • Interview and resumé preparation
  • One-on-one job coaching

Our Youth Employment Programs match the skills and interests of the young people to community-based organizations and local businesses. The curriculum has been expanded to include opportunities that will prepare our youth for high-growth industries such as culinary arts; green business; healthcare; hospitality and information technology.

Youth Employment Cycles

Winter 2023 January 9, 2023 January 27, 2023
Summer 2023 March 13, 2023 April 14, 2023
Fall 2023 September 11, 2023 TBA
  1. Fall/Winter After School
  2. Summer (Private Sector)
  3. Summer (TANF Program)

Youth are interviewed and hired to work during after-school hours throughout the year. This program requires the youth's participation in biweekly, youth development workshops. Youth are placed within churches, daycares, and schools to tutor and mentor young children.

Contact Lauren Bacote

Office:  (914) 665-2346

Lauren Bacote - Program Director

Lauren Bacote Youth Employment Services Coordinator