black and white artwork with text Youth Bureau
The 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.

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

Youth Empowerment Council for Change
The Youth Empowerment Council for Change (YECC) of the Westchester County Youth Bureau is a council of youth, who want to promote civic engagement, social justice and youth empowerment. The YECC enables students from diverse backgrounds and across the county to collaborate on the county level and share their unique perspectives. This council is initiative- and project-based, allowing anyone with a vision or goal to spearhead a council project. Under the guidance of the Youth Bureau, it is led by co-presidents and various YECC members who decide to take on leadership roles on projects. All Westchester County youth are welcome to join the YECC. For more information, contact Susan Weisman by e-mail at .

Westchester County Exec. George Latimer with youth

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