Beacon After School Programs

Adults (Age 18-60), Teens (Age 13-17), Youth (Age 6-12)
MS 158, MS 172, MS 216
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The Beacon Programs are school-based Community Centers, funded by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Beacon programs operate during after school hours, weeknights, weekends, and during summer vacation and school holidays, providing a wide range of services and activities for children and their families as well as classes for adults of all ages. Staff consists of a full time program director as well as Outreach Coordinator with part-time professional and paraprofessional youth workers, instructors and teachers. Beacon Program activities vary from site to site but may include Basketball, Tae Kwon Do, Individual and Family Counseling, Vocational and School to Work programs, Dance, Drama, Chess, Computer, Homework Club, Academic Tutorials, Youth Councils, Tennis, Video Production and Adult Programs such as Computers, Stress Reduction, Parent Support Groups, as part of a comprehensive menu of activities for all ages and interests.

We have programs at the following locations:

M.S. 158Q, (718) 423-2266
46-35 Oceania Street, Bayside, NY 11361
Joshua Milien, Director

M.S. 172Q, (718) 347-3279
81-14 257th Street, Floral Park, NY 11004
Sarah Maniff, Director

M.S. 216Q, (718) 445-6983
64-20 175th Street, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Serila Saimon, Director

 or 718-225-6750 ext. 262.

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Our wide variety of programs are available throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area! Browse our list of facilities to learn more about our core locations and program sites.