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Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Shows Love For Town Parks

These teens of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau cleaned up a local historic site on "I Love My Parks" day May 7.
These teens of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau cleaned up a local historic site on "I Love My Parks" day May 7. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Youth Bureau showed its affection for town parks and historic sites on "I Love My Parks Day" May 7.

The Workforce Development Academy for Youth Program team set out to improve and enhance local parks and historic sites, in the statewide effort that drew 6000 volunteers across New York, a release said.

The Mount Vernon crew volunteered at the Jay Heritage Center located in Rye, to help rehabilitate the 1917 Tennis House.

In addition, WDAY Program participant Jaylen O'neal assisted the Jay Heritage Center's archaeologist discover artifacts.

The WDAY program offers students paid and unpaid work experiences. They are required to complete a GREEN/ STEM project.

The Jay Heritage Center is a New York State Historic Site and Westchester County park.

"Through this experience these young people not only learned about the environment, they also learned the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community.” stated Deputy Director, Dena Williams.

The WDAY Program is funded by the Westchester Putnam Workforce Development Board.

For more information, call the youth bureau at (914) 665-2344.

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