Southern Queens Park Association
The Beacon Program at M.S. 8

Address:108-35 167th Street Jamaica NY 11433
Fax:718- 523-7413
World Wide Web: http://sqpa.org/programs/education/afterschool-programs


Program serves elementary and middle school students, Monday to Friday, 3:00 p.m. –  6:15 p.m.  This program is funded by the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and features a family support (Beacon Preventive) program, which is guided and funded by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).  This site also offers a wide range of programs to residents when not in use as an after school program.

All SPQA sites feature a diverse array of age appropriate programs, which include:

    Groups that are no larger than 10 -15 children per counselor/tutor
    Academic instruction by licensed teachers in: Mathematics, Sciences, and English Language Arts.
    Enrichment activities led by persons who practice their respective craft
    Technology instruction
    Job Readiness and Life Skills Training
    Volunteers who are screened and committed to proven youth development principles
    Community service (volunteer) opportunities for youth
    Tutors that are caring adults, college students or high achieving high school students
    Positive and caring individuals who lead by example, and
    Staff who benefit from mandatory professional development.

Location information:

3 other locations/programs .  See website


Monday to Friday, 3:00 p.m. –  6:15 p.m

Eligibility Requirements:

All children are given assessment tests at the beginning and end of the program year to determine their strengths, weaknesses and progress.  We track participant progress for the duration of their involvement in our programs so we can improve our services and better recognize developmental needs.

Admission Requirements/Documents:

Please call for information

Services Offered:After-school ProgramsTutoring Services
Target Groups(By Need):AdolescentsChildrenYouth