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.

The Beacon Program serves 1,200 community members every year 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:

  • Homework HelpUniversity Settlement Beacon Program After-School
  • Chess
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Swim
  • Martial Arts
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • And more

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.


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