Children and youth attending Goodwill Youth Services have a packed schedule this late spring as they get ready to finish the school year. Activities include Step, dancing, chemistry experiments, art, rugby, and much more!

Goodwill Step and Dance Teams Spring Into Success

Beacon’s Finest, Goodwill’s step team at PS 109 continues to win competitions. They won 2nd place at Unknighted Steppers Annual Competition and 1st place at Step USA. They have been invited to attend the National Competition in Harrisburg PA on May 22nd.

Also, last month, the Elite Dance Group at Goodwill’s Beacon 265 came in 1st place in the “Battle in the Apple 2015 Dance Competition.”

For more information on services on Goodwill’s Beacon 109 in Queens, please contact (718) 776-0183 or


Beacon 109:
213-10 92nd Avenue, Queens, NY 11428

Beacon Community Centers provide a wide array of educational and recreational activities for anybody ages 6- adult. The Beacon programs are designed to engage the entire community of the host school, after school, evenings, weekends, school holidays, and during the summer. Activities include homework help, music, dance, cooking, basketball, SAT and college preparation activities, basketball, ESL, Junior Achievement, Girls Scouts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) , service learning, Robotics, Project Based Learning, and much more.


Playing and Learning at Goodwill’s SONYC 145

Students have been having a great time with our projects. In “Feet and film canister – Build it, Do it,” the students made chalk rockets and set them off to explode in the school yard. They learned about science and how chemical reactions cause the explosion.

They also learned about graffiti for comic class and worked together to design a sidewalk art piece at the school yard. In “Crayon picture – DIY” class they created pieces of melted crayon on canvas using supplies the program received from Materials for the Arts. They learned about Architecture by studying and recreating the skyline of different cities. The Chess club continued to compete in various tournaments.

For additional information on other services offered at Goodwill’s SONYC program at IS 145, please call (347) 334-3889 or come to

33-34 80th Street Room #204; Jackson Heights NY 11372

Goodwill SONYC program at I.S. 145 is an afterschool program that provides engaging academic, recreational, civic and cultural activities for students from grades 6th-8th. The program serves 120 middle school students from Jackson Heights, Queens. We offer programming on many school half days, holidays and during the summer. We also offer children and family current event workshops for families and community residents.

Hours are Monday to Thursday, 2:45-5:45 p.m.

Goodwill’s High School Program Will Compete in Rugby Cup

Our Queens Vocational and Technical High School has been officially registered to participate in the 2015 AIG NYC Rugby Cup on June 6, 2015. They are competing in the High School Co-Ed/All Boys bracket representing South Africa.

For more information about Goodwill’s Rugby program or to learn about the services Goodwill provides at Queens Vocational & Technical -Community School, please contact (718) 937-3010 or

Goodwill’s program at Queens Vocational & Technical -Community School:

37-02 Forty -Seventh Avenue

Long Island city, NY 11101


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