Westchester Development Academy for YouthThe WDAY provides educational and employment services for eligible youth 16-24 years of age under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

The WDAY program services are provided by designated youth program operators throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. The program is designed to provide resources and services that will enable youth to complete high school and obtain a diploma/high school equivalency diploma, explore career opportunities, enroll in higher education and/or obtain employment.


Youth enrolled in the program have access to the following services

  • Basic Skills/Academic Remediation
  • Counseling
  • Supportive Services 
  • Work Experience
  • Labor Market Information
  • Financial Literacy
  • Activites that prepare for transition to post-secondary education
  • ESL
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Occupation Skills Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Entrepreneurial skills training

Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board Program Managers
Ali Tarchoun, Manager, (914) 995-7580
Allison L. Jones, Program Specialist

Program Partners

  • The Business Council of Westchester
  • Westchester County Dept. of Social Services
  • Westchester County Dept. of Probation
  • Pubnam County Dept. of Social Services
  • Westchester County Dept. of Correction

Services Providers Contact Information

City of White Plains Youth Bureau 

Hilary Blackman 

 (914) 422-8078

City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau Debbie Burrell  (914) 665-2344
Westhab, Inc. Nicholas Rosa   (914) 610-9978
Westcop, Inc. (Mt. Vernon) Sonia Colon  (914) 813-6212
The Guidance Center

Daniel Bonnet

Nicole Paige

 (914) 318-0800

 (914) 413-3183

Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Catherine Balestrieri

 (914) 248-2452

Children's Village

Jamalya Harley

Josefina Tavarez

 (914) 693-0600 x6304

 (914) 693-0600 x6305