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What Metrics Need to Be Met to Reopen Scarsdale Schools?

What Metrics Need to Be Met to Reopen Scarsdale Schools?

With so many neighboring districts reporting plans to re-open schools full time ...

To Affect the Quality of the Day, that is the Highest of Arts: Interview with Village Trustee Jonathan Lewis

To Affect the Quality of the Day, that is the Highest of Arts: Interview with Village Trustee Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis is running for a second term for Scarsdale Village Trustee Financi...

Proposed 2021-22 Budget Assumes A Full Return to School But Provides for COVID Related Expenses, Just In Case

Proposed 2021-22 Budget Assumes A Full Return to School But Provides for COVID Related Expenses, Just In Case

Though most in the Scarsdale School community are focused on the current year, t...

How Much Screentime is Too Much? Here's What the Experts Say

How Much Screentime is Too Much? Here's What the Experts Say

Screen time for kids has increased many-fold since the closing of schools due to...

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Scarsdale Teen Volunteers Recognized by Westchester County Youth Bureau

WJCSTeensTeen volunteers from Scarsdale who dedicate their time and talents at WJCS After-School Academy programs in Mt. Vernon received special recognition and certificates of achievement from Dr. Iris Pagan, Executive Director of the Westchester County Youth Bureau on Friday, April 21st at the Edward Williams Elementary School in Mt. Vernon. Adding their congratulations were WJCS COO Bernie Kimberg who also thanked Dr. Pagan and the Youth Bureau for their support and Linda Plattus, WJCS board member and volunteer.

WJCS after-school programs provide elementary school children with academic, youth development and enrichment activities including homework help and skills development, learning games, computer skills, music, literacy, arts and crafts, sports, nutrition and conflict resolution support children's educational achievement, and healthy social and emotional development. Teens from Mt. Vernon serve as tutors and mentors to their younger peers and the program benefits from a dedicated group of teen volunteers from Scarsdale.

Academy programs include Amazing Afternoons at Edward Williams Elementary School in Mt. Vernon and Off the Street at Hamilton Elementary School in Mt. Vernon.

A partnership with the Mt. Vernon City School District and numerous volunteers and community members, these programs are funded by the New York State Office of Children Family Services' Advantage After-School initiative, the Westchester County Youth Bureau and greatly needed support from foundations and individuals.
Founded in 1943, WJCS is one of the largest nonsectarian, non-for-profit human services agencies in Westchester. They support 20,000 Westchester residents annually to meet challenges and achieve personal success. Services include mental health treatment, a network of child and youth development initiatives, programs for people with disabilities and autism, homecare, services for older adults, and privately funded programs for the Jewish community.

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Candidate Sameer Ahuja Says Scarsdale Should Prepare for a Generational Shift

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Around Town: Purim at WRT, Lunch at Apiary Café and a ZOOM Birthday for Bob Harrison

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Pay It Forward; Give It Away Rather Than Throw it Away

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A First Look at Summer 2021 Programs and Camps

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Scarsdale's Reza Merchant Wins 2021 ACC Epee Fencing Tournament

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What Metrics Need to Be Met to Reopen Scarsdale Schools?

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Your Letters: In Support of the Scarsdale Citizens Non-Partisan Party Candidates

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Spring 2021 Season Off to a Strong Start

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Police Report: Man Threatened Into Wiring $2,000 To What’s App Scammer

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Sania's Brow Bar Opens in Scarsdale this Week

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Karen Brew -- On the Ballot for Scarsdale Village Trustee

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Health

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Colonoscopies Dropped 86% During the Pandemic. See Why This is Dangerous

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