Mr. Kinley Vang, Program Coordinator for Beacons

What is Beacons

Beacon centers transform schools into active youth centers afterschool and in the summer, providing free high quality youth development opportunities with an emphasis on:


   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.