University Settlement's Beacon Program provides young people with opportunities that bolster their self confidence, open their eyes to future options, and nurture a sense of belonging within the larger community.
In 2010, the Beacon served 1,200 community members by offering summer camp as well as after-school activities for elementary through high school students. Youth can participate in the following activities throughout the year:
Through the Beacon's internship and leadership opportunities, young people were employed over the summer, many of whom retained their jobs for the school year.
All Beacon services are free of charge and free space is provided to neighborhood groups with special programs for adults and families.
Our Beacon makes its home in the public school building on East 12th Street which houses East Side Community High School.
Phone: (212) 598-4533 Email: beacon@ universitysettlement.org
What People Say
"University Settlement has been an incredible partner for the past ten years. We could not accomplish all we do without them. They treat every child and family with respect and address their individual needs." --Mark Federman, Principal, East Side Community High School
Inspiration from a TED Prize Winner!
Our Beacon students worked with an inspiring TED Prize winner to create a one-of-a-kind work of art.
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