Lighting the way towards bright futures
University Settlement’s Beacon Program engages 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.
We offer summer camp and creative and physical after-school activities for middle school and high school students.
Beacon’s summer camp programming makes room for kids to focus on a particular skill or hobby of choice, developing their skills to a higher level while partnering with peers in educational and recreational activities. Throughout the year, young people participate in a wide range of activities, detailed below.
All Beacon services are free of charge to families and individuals. Our Beacon makes its home within East Side Community High School, located at 420 East 12th Street, between 1st Avenue and Avenue A. The Beacon Program is open Monday through Friday from 3PM to 10PM and Saturdays from 10AM to 6PM.