Children and chemistryThe Westchester County Youth Bureau provides financial support, monitors and supports nonprofit agencies and organizations that provide programs and services to youth. The goal is to promote positive youth development and to encourage healthy lifestyles.

Our success relies on the delivery of our services in a supportive environment that encourages professional staff development and promotes shared leadership, teamwork and individual responsibility.

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Dr. Iris Pagan, Executive Director
Dr. Pagan is committed to providing quality programs for Westchester's youth. Read her message about the bureau's youth-directed programs.

The ACE Challenge deadline extended to Nov. 11
Students in grades six to twelve have until Nov. 11 to sign up for the Astorino Challenge in Education - or the ACE Challenge. Details are outlined on the  ACE Challenge registration form.

2016 Rosemarie Siragusa Award
The Rosemarie Siragusa Memorial Youth Service Award honors an outstanding individual who has demonstrated a commitment to serving youth and families. This award recognizes an adult, aged 21 and over, who has made major contributions towards the youth in his or her community in a volunteer capacity. Learn more about the Rosemarie Siragusa award and download the nomination form.

2016 Milly Kibrick Awardees Honored
Ten students received the 2016 Milly Kibrick Award on Oct. 19 at a special awards dinner. The 10 students are examples of the positive community work and global reach by young people throughout Westchester. Read more about these students.

2016 WISE Awardees Announced
Two teachers have been named as honorees of the inaugural 2016 WISE Award. Through their unique ability to inspire students, and commitment to carry their passion beyond the four corners of the classroom, these two educators have had an astonishing impact on their communities and beyond. They received their award on Oct. 19 at the Youth Service Awards Dinner.