White Plains TeeNs

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Youth Employment Services

Driving

Where can I get my driver's permit/license?

The New York DMV is where you can get your driver's permit or license. It is also the place for you to obtain information and/or fill out forms. Locations are at White Plains, Peekskill, and Yonkers. You can only take your driver's test at Peekskill or Yonkers. The White Plains DMV is only for information.

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Where can I take driver's ed/driving school?

WPHS students can sign up for either winter or spring sessions offered at Stepinac High School. To sign up download an application on the Stephinac website.

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Where can I take a defensive driving course?

Here is an option: Center For Safety

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Where can I get automobile insurance?

Here are 2 options: State Farm or All State

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Employment

How do I get a work permit?

To get a work permit, you need to obtain an application from the main office (HS) or the nurse's office (MS) which needs to be signed by your parent/guardian and a medical form completed by your doctor. You must also provide a copy of your social security card and one of the following: birth certificate, passport, license, or permit.

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How do I get a job?

The City of White Plains Youth Bureau has a Youth Employment Department that helps teens find jobs. If you attend White Plains High School, you can go see your YES employment counselor in Room 126A Monday through Friday from 9-3. If you don't, you can go to the Youth Employment Department at the Youth Bureau, which is located at 11 Amherst Place (Eastview Middle School) back entrance.

 

Contact:

Ms. Patti Staffiero

Youth Employment Supervisor

422-1378 EXT 2125

 

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How do I write a resume?

If you need assistance in writing a formal resume, you can take a class given by the White Plains Youth Bureau. The classes are held at the White Plains High School's College Career Center Thursdays after school from 3-4:30. See your YES employment counselor in Room 126A for more information.

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How do I prepare for an interview?

Don't get nervous before an interview! The Youth Bureau's Youth Employment Department can help you develop the skills you need to get a job! See your YES employment counselor in Room 126A for more information.

For additional tips on how to present a great resumé click here

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How old do I have to be to work?

You have to be at least 14 years old in order to be employed. Remember, once you turn 16, you have to update your blue working permit for a green one.

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How many hours am I allowed to work?

Minors 14 and 15 years old may not work during the hours when they are required to attend school. When school is in session, from September to June, they must follow these regulations:

They may not work...

More than 3 hours on any school day.

More than 8 hours on a Saturday or a non-school day.

More than 18 hours in any week.

More than 6 days in any week.

 

Minors 16 and 17 years old may not work during the hours when they are required to attend school. When school is in session, from September to June, they must follow these regulations:

They may not work...

More than 4 hours on any day preceding a school day (M, T, W, Th.)

More than 8 hours on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Holiday.

More than 28 hours in any week.

More than 6 days in any week.

 

For more information you can visit this website.

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How much should I get paid?

The New York State minimum wage is $7.25 per hour as of July 24, 2009. You should negotiate your hourly salary with your prospective employer prior to accepting the job. Wages vary based on your age and experience.

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Are there sites for me to visit for career information?

Some sites to visit are:

Careers Internet Database

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Funk and Wagnall New World Encyclopedia

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Volunteer

I'm thinking of volunteering, where should I start and who should I speak to?

There are many community service opportunities throughout White Plains. Here are just a few organizations that could use the help of a volunteer. Contact the volunteer services department at these organizations for further information:

 

WPHS - Ms. London

914-422-2013

 

American Red Cross

914-946-6500

 

El Centro Hispano

914-289-0500

 

Shnurmacher Nursing Home

914-287-7210

 

White Plains Hospital

914-681-1225

 

White Plains Youth Bureau

914-422-1378

 

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Education

I'm having difficulties with my homework assignments, where can I go for help?

The WP Public library has live homework help. Just click here and you will be connected to a real live online tutor.

 

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