Youth Ages 12+
Teens are encouraged to participate in a new anti-discrimination project beginning April 12 at Beacon House. The curriculum is based on the Anti-Defamation League's "No Place for Hate", and will expose youth to anti-bullying, tolerance, and peaceful conflict resolution techniques. Youth will create two projects which will include a pledge to "be the change they wish to see in the world".
The Beacon House OST youth development program provides a safe, fun and supportive environment for all youth to explore and reach their full potential. Whether you are interested in mentoring programs, sports, arts, college preparation, community service opportunities, summer working and learning experiences or academic and tutoring there are many opportunities to choose from.
The Daily Study Lounge is held from 3:30-5:30 pm, this space allows youth to study in a friendly space with adequate assistance in homework help, utilize the computer lab and library, complete projects and build their competency levels in their academics skills.
Teen Recreation Center is a cool place to chill after school. If you’re down with celebrating your freedom, come get your recreation on! During open recreation youth have a variety of activities to keep them busy, in a safe and fun environment. PS3 & Wii game consoles, pool table, air hockey, foosball table, card and board games, arts & crafts and lounge area with cable television & movies, a piano and a state of the art computer lab.
Teen Tutoring Program supports youth in need of academic support and positive adult relationships with volunteer mentors from the community is held on Mondays from 6:00-7:30 pm. The TTP provides academic assistance and support to middle & high school students in the 7th-12th grade. Students receive one-on-one and group tutoring in Math and Language Arts.
Targeting The Future college bound programs overall goal is to provide support, service and opportunities to youth who are in the 8th-12th grade. Youth are engaged in college preparation & counseling, annual college tours & fairs, career exploration, job readiness skills, leadership development, and much more! This program meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays and individual weekly one-on-one meetings.
“Through My Eyes” Photo Narrative program is aimed to give youth an opportunity to give voice to their story and find/create meaning in the telling. Youth work closely with a mentor who will help them find words and visions to describe their life experience. In this act itself, with the support of a caring and thoughtful art therapist we believe youth will feel empowered and affirmed, having asserted the meaningfulness of their lives. This program meets twice a week for 90 minutes.
The College Bound Academic Mentoring Program matches students with college-educated volunteers to strengthen the student's math, language arts, and social skills while preparing them for the college journey. College Bound has consistently helped 100% of its high school senior’s complete high school and over 95% matriculate at the college of their choice. This program is held every Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm.