Academy for Youth

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.
The Academy for Youth also offers the following programs:

  • After School Corporation
  • Cornerstone Initiative
  • Beacon
  • Educational Talent Search
  • Liberty Partnership Program
  • Prep for Success
  • STEP
  • Summer Youth Employment
  • Upward Bound
  • Young Adult Borough Center