What is Beacons?

 

Beacons is a free program that transforms schools into an active youth center afterschool and over the summer. We provide high quality youth development opportunities with an emphasis on the following:

 

   School Success: increasing academic skills, school connectedness, and motivation to learn.

   Youth Leadership: engaging youth through service-learning, character development, and decision-making opportunities.

   Family Engagement: involving families in decision making and connecting them to the school and community.

   Community-School Connections: creating linkages between the school and community-based organizations, businesses, and colleges that can increase opportunities and connections for youth in their communities.