Community Services for Children and Adults of all Ages
Our Beacon Program is a set of school-based community services for children and adults of all ages. It is run in collaboration with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.
The After School program takes place September through early June, serving kindergartners through eighth-graders with support for academic achievement through regular homework sessions and study-skills development. All activities take place at the Joan of Arc school complex at 154 West 93 Street.
During the summer, the Beacon Program runs a summer day camp.
Our strategic partner on the East Side, the Isaacs Center has two Beacon programs. Isaacs Center’s Beacon 1 is located at elementary school PS 198 (1700 3rd Avenue) and Beacon 2 is located at middle school MS 224 (410 East 100th Street).
Our Beacon youth programming is designed to help young people develop the abilities and attitudes they need to graduate from high school, succeed in a career and become active participants and leaders in the community.
The Middle School offerings include a Leadership Program that allows students to explore their interests and create portfolios they can present to selective high schools. Activities range from sports and arts to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities. We also help them successfully apply for high schools that fit their goals.
The High School programing helps students prepare for higher education or further skills training, work, and adulthood. Activities include:
- job and internship opportunities
- leadership-based Summer Institute
- opportunities to travel abroad
- college-level classes
- community service projects
- college and career-readiness support through Goddard Riverside’s Options Center
- financial literacy education
- monthly advisory meetings
- four-year structured Teen Empowerment program
Beacon adult programs are designed to encourage fitness, social interaction, and community engagement. They may include activities such as Zumba, body toning classes, and basketball.
After School Registration
We are fully enrolled for grades K-5 and have limited space for grades 6-8. 2023. The program operates daily M-F, 2:30pm-5:30pm until June 14. (We do have a wait list for grades K-5).
154 West 93rd Street
New York, NY 10025
Classes and Workshops
The Beacon Program hosts new, enriching and exciting activities for all ages! Contact the office manager for current activities available.
Registration required. Registration is also available online through DYCD Connect.
Beacon Office Manager
Students can choose from the following classes: Basic Ballet, Intermediate Ballet, Basic Modern, Intermediate Modern, and Intermediate Hip Hop.
Your child must be in first grade or higher to join. This is a technique-driven program.
To register, please complete an online registration form and a DYCD form (download below). Both forms must be completed in order to register.
For more information, please contact Michelle Cave at Ballet and Beyond NYC at firstname.lastname@example.org.