Westchester Development Academy for YouthWorkforce Development Academy for Youth (WDAY) is a year-round program that provides educational and employment services to eligible youth ages 16–24 through designated youth program operators throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. The program provides resources and services to out-of-school youth (OSY) to help them achieve a high school equivalency diploma, explore career opportunities, enroll in higher education, and/or obtain employment.

The Westchester-Putnam Career Center Staff oversee contracted youth providers to implement the 14 WIOA Service Elements to eligible youth:

  • Tutoring
  • Alternative Secondary School Services
  • Paid and Unpaid Work Experience
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Education offered concurrent with Workforce Preparation
  • Supportive Services
  • Adult Mentoring
  • Follow-up Services
  • Financial Literacy
  • Comprehensive Guidance and
  • Counseling
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training
  • Labor Market Information
  • Transition to Post-SecondaryEducation

Download the WDAY Overview flier.

Referrals are made through our partner agencies: 

City of White Plains Youth Bureau 

Hilary Blackman 


City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Terilynn Williams  twilliams2@cmvny.com
Westhab, Inc. Kimberly Morales  kimberly.morales@westhab.org
WestCop, Inc. Christian Gonzalez (New Rochelle)
Heather Hines (Putnam)
The Guidance Center

Keshia Carter

The City of Peekskill Youth Bureau Emily Bender


Children's Village

Jamalya Harley-Smith