Beacon Afterschool

El Puente’s Beacon Afterschool Program has been operating at MS50 since 1998. It is a multifaceted comprehensive program that runs year round and serves approximately 1,300 participants that include children, teens and adults. El Puente’s Beacon program is recognized as a citywide model with a focus on leadership development, arts for social change and academic enhancement through El Puente’s signature Membership model for youth development that focuses on holistic leadership development, mentoring, and project based service learning. The Center offers a comprehensive bilingual afterschool program for middle schools students, with a particular focus on high school transition for youth and their parents and arts instruction.

The El Puente Beacon is supported by the NYS Education Department, NYC Dept. of Youth & Community Development

  • FREE academic support (tutoring, HW Help, test prep)
  • FREE preprofessional arts training, featuring a Junior Dance Ensemble that has performed across NYC
  • FREE Leadership training & mentoring
  • FREE HS prep (applications, SHSAT, and more)
  • FREE sports & recreation
  • FREE Summer Camp for MS50 students (and some younger siblings)

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Beacon Leadership Center @ M.S. 50 Information:

Tel: 718-486-3936
Ages: 6 – 19 & adults
Hours: Mon-Fri, 3p – 630p (ages 6-15), 6p-9p (ages 15-19 & adults)