Beacon Program

Community Services for Children and Adults of all Ages

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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.

Afternoon activities currently take place at the Joan of Arc school complex at 154 West 93 Street, with evening activities at Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center and Brandeis High School.  

During the summer, the Beacon Program runs a summer day camp.

Youth

Our Beacon youth programs are 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.

Middle School

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.

High School Access

The High School Access Program helps middle school students choose and successfully apply for high schools that fit their goals. It offers test preparatory workshops and one-on-one counseling.

High School

The High School programs help 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

Adult

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.

Summer Day Camp

The summer day camp serves youth who are currently in kindergarten through ninth grade.

This summer the program will be located at PS75 Emily Dickerson School 735 West End Avenue, NY, NY. 

Families MUST REGISTER ONLINE! Enrollment is on a first-come-first-serve basis beginning Monday, April 25 at nyc.gov/SummerRising 

Camp will run from Tuesday, July 5, 2022 – Thursday, August 18, 2022. 

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NOTE: Complete supplemental and medical forms only after receiving confirmation of enrollment. These forms need to be submitted in-person.

Beacon Program

Roy Baptiste,

Director

rbaptiste@goddard.org

646-830-0137

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.

For further info and to register:

Angelica Gomez,

Beacon Office Manager

agomez@goddard.org

212-866-0009

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Ballet & Dance Classes for Youth

Goddard Riverside’s Beacon and Community Arts programs are proud to partner with Ballet and Beyond NYC to offer FREE ballet and dance classes to youth during the school year (September to June).

Students can choose from the following classes: Basic Ballet, Intermediate Ballet, Basic Hip Hop / Street Jazz, Intermediate Hip Hop / Street Jazz, Basic Modern, and Intermediate Modern.

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 info@balletandbeyondnyc.org.