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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: Bea''s Kids provides programs, resources, and mentoring so children at-risk of not completing their education can experience academic success.

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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Bea’s Kids has been helping children from low-income families stay in school and break the cycle of poverty for more than 20 years. I have worked for Bea’s Kids for 11 years and have had the pleasure of working with many amazing children. Many who are now responsible adults making a positive contribution to our communities. Bea’s Kids has helped hundreds of kids graduate from High School, who may not have done so if not for this program. The positive impact that this program has made throughout the years is invaluable. I’m proud to work with Bea’s Kids and even more proud of my mother Bea Salazar. I’m honored to be Bea’s kid!


Rating: 5

I have been working at Bea's Kids and is a wonderful program where we help to the kids with their homework and I hope that every single kid has a wonderful future.


Rating: 5

Bea's Kids has changed hundreds of lives in the Dallas area community, as well as my own. The work they have done since 1990 in providing after school tutoring centers to children of low-income families is phenomenal. I have no doubt that without Bea's Kids there would be hundreds more children who would have dropped out of school, gotten caught up in dangerous after school activities like gangs or drugs, or continued through the school system but not actually learning their grade-level math or reading. That the primary client of Bea's Kids are children of immigrant families makes their work even more important. Education and English language development are the key for allowing second-generation Americans to assimilate into society and allow them to become anything they wish to be. Bea's Kids does this by giving them free tutoring in a safe environment for two hours every day after school. Working for Bea's Kids has changed my life as well. They gave me a full-time job after spending nearly a year as an out-of-work Veteran struggling hard to make ends meet. They gave me an opportunity to work with the children to help teach them, while learning from them too. I'm being exposed to an entire new culture and am making new friends. This is all possible because Bea's Kids has never given up on its mission, even during difficult financial times. They are fantastic stewards with donated funds, using every dollar its maximum potential.