BEAS KIDS Overview
Programs: After-school tutoring: Approximately 130 children and teens attend our two centers located at the apartment communities where they reside for after-school tutoring. Help with their homework is offered, or exercises are provided to help in developing their reading and mathematical skills. The program runs Monday through Thursday. Summer Camp Program:A six-week summer camp program is held at facilities donated by local churches. Camp is offered after regular summer school dismisses for the day, with buses picking up students at 1:30 pm and returning at 4:30 pm. The program starts with lunch, followed up with fun, fellowship and social interaction and aims at creative development. Bea Hive:Students 5th grade and up meet weekly for after hour activities led by a youth counselor who addresses concerns and issues for teens. The focus is on the development of social and emotional skills; setting realistic and achievable goals; and on making good decisions. Parenting ClassesThis is a culturally based family strengthening program that helps parents to raise and teach their children with a positive bicultural base (currently all of our families are Hispanic). The program consists of six sessions with monthly follow-up sessions, and is mandatory for the parents of our students. The purpose of the program is to help parents learn to better support and encourage their children and teens as they grow.