After school for young people

Beacon Programs | NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Enrichment Grade-Schooler Pre-Teen Teen Young Adult

Youth ages 6 to 17 can volunteer, join sports leagues, and get help with school at Beacon programs. Beacon programs are community centers where kids can make friends while learning skills. The program is open when school isn’t: during evenings, weekends, and vacations. Centers also offer classes for adults.

Am I Eligible?

  • Youth ages 6 – 17 who are enrolled in school can participate
  • Beacon also offers adult programs

How Can I Get Help?

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