68-17 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
The Beacon Program is a comprehensive youth development center, which provides year-round, free programming for youth and young adults ages 6 to 21 as well as adults. The program has a special focus on leadership development and skill building for teens ages 10 to 18.
There is a 5-day/week after school program for middle school youth in grades 5 through 8. Activities include educational enrichment and literacy, discussion groups on topics of interest middle school youth and that encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills, arts, music, and dance, Cocoa House music program, counseling, sports and much more. There is also open library access and a recording studio. Peer counseling, peer tutoring and employment and volunteer activities are offered. During the summer, an afternoon camp program is available to children ages 6 to11. As part of its focus on building youth leadership and community involvement, a national demonstration program will engage junior high school students in a community civic and planning process.
Arts & Crafts, Sports, Music, Dance, Academics, Multiple Types
6 Years Old, 7 Years Old, 8 Years Old, 9 Years Old, 10 Years Old, 11 and up
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