Summer campers receive school supplies at Goodwill’s Beacon 149
This past Tuesday, Goodwill NYNJ’s Beacon program at PS 149Q in Jackson Heights hosted a back to school event. United States Congressman Joseph Crowley and New York State Assemblyman Michael Den Dekker distributed school supplies to at least 200 2nd-4th-grade students.
After distributing the supplies, both elected officials spoke with kids who live in the communities around the school and who participated this year in Goodwill NYNJ’s summer camp.
Check more photos of the campers receiving school supplies here
Goodwill NYNJ operates four Beacon programs in Queens, including the host program at PS 149.
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.
For more information about the services Goodwill’s Beacon program at 149Q provides, please contact Program Director Jose Mateo at (718) 426-0888 or JMateo@goodwillny.org
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