The Academy for Youth administers four school-based Beacon Community Centers (BCC): Crown Heights Beacon at PS 138, the Flatbush Beacon at Parkside Prep Academy, the Oasis Beacon at IS 323, and the Progressive Youth Empowerment Beacon (PYE) at PS 181 serving Grades 1-12. Activities include homework help, academic enrichment, conflict mediation/resolution, community service, project based clubs, recreation, and cultural activities. The BCCs also offer free high school equivalency General Educational Development (GED) classes for community residents. In addition students receive vocational and college counseling, financial aid counseling, and scholarship information.

After School Corporation
The After School Corporation (TASC) after school program features individual homework assistance to youth serving grades K-8. Additionally, the program offers athletic and art components which improve the academic skills and confidence of its participants. The program increases youth awareness of the importance of post- secondary education, provides a strong foundation for academic success, and fosters a positive attitude toward school. The program also seeks to reduce violence by involving students in positive activities within a safe environment and by encouraging parental involvement. The TASC program operates Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


The After School Corporation (TASC) @ PS 181
Mr. Paul Shorter
1023 New York Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 703-3633