Beacon Program

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.

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, basketball and yoga.