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County Gives $135K To Mount Vernon For Girls Program

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau received $135,000 from Westchester County for a program to help teenage girls.
The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau received $135,000 from Westchester County for a program to help teenage girls. Photo Credit: www.cmvny.com

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau has received $135,000 from Westchester County to help young girls with their health and emotional well-being.

Known as "Girls Embracing Maturity," the program is designed to help young girls avoid risky behavior. The money is given to Mount Vernon through a three-year contract from the Westchester County Board of Acquisition and Contract. The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau also will contribute money to the program.

The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau was one of 39 agencies in the county to apply for the money.

"To appreciate one’s own talents and capabilities is a challenge for young women in today’s society," said Iris Pagan of the Westchester Youth Bureau. This program helps young women develop this awareness.”

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