White Plains Youth Bureau to Celebrate 35th Anniversary
White Plains, NY - The City of White Plains Youth Bureau announced that they will be holding their 35th Anniversary Gala will on Thursday, November 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains.
The keynote speaker for the program will be Dr. Eric J. Cooper, Executive Director the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education Teachers College, Columbia University.
The Youth Bureau was founded thirty-five years ago, in a condemned building at 55 North Lexington Avenue, with a mission to foster positive youth development and prevent juvenile delinquency. Over the years, the Youth Bureau's mission has evolved to offer positive youth development, or, provide services and opportunities to support all youth in developing a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and empowerment. Today, the WP Youth Bureau is the largest of the 104 Youth Bureaus in New York State. It has received local and national recognition as a national model agency by the U.S. Department of Education in 1999 and the US Conference of Mayors.
The Youth Bureau offers 50 different programs with services in all White Plains public school buildings, public housing developments and community centers. The Youth Bureau also interfaces with local and county youth agencies, Westchester Community College, Manhattanville College, SUNY Purchase, Mercy College, Westchester Business College, PACE University and Berkeley College. More than 6,000 youths are served each year.
This article appeared on Westchester.com on October 25th, 2005.
Published Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005