Programs

1.Beacon Preventive:

Southern Queens Park Association Beacon Preventive Program has been in existence for more then twenty-two years. The services that are directly provided to all families are to promote and support positive parent-child interaction. The goals of beacon preventive are to:

  • Strengthen family relationships
  • Identify and develop parents’ strengths that support nurturing
  • Interact and encourage the use of community resources
  • Support families while working closely to strengthen and empower themselves to be self-sufficient.
  • Assess and provide community based referrals and link families to needed resources
  • Work collaboratively with parents, children, schools and the communities as they gear toward family stabilization.

2. Roy Wilkins Family Center:

Afterschool at Roy Wilkins Family Center has been in existence since the 1980’s. I have been working with the afterschool program at Roy Wilkins Family Center since 2009. The afterschool program opens operates from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. We serve 120 elementary students and 50 middle school students ranging from age 5 to 14.

Our program offers many opportunities for growth. Some activities are Homework help, STEM, Physical Education & Supports [Flag football, volleyball, soccer, basketball], Literacy [entrepreneurship, poetry, spoken word], Dance, arts & Crafts.

3. Adult Literary

The Adult Literacy programs offers Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), formerly HSE and GED Preparation Classes and Computer Classes. Students gain knowledge in Core Curriculum to pass the TASC test. In addition, we also offer Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL) and A+ Certification Exam Preparation. Students enrolled in computer classes will get beginners and advanced training in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).

4. Beacon – Community Schools

Serves K-12 students in Queens Community Board 1 through after-school and adult evening programming. Yearly, over 1500 community members receive services. Services are provided to all participants in academic enhancement, life skills, career awareness/school-to-work transition, civic engagement/community building, recreation, health and fitness, and culture/art services, dance, art, tutoring, sports (basketball), fitness, technology, adult-education etc.

5. Beacon Preventive Services

Our program services on average about 50 local families with over 100 children. Provides preventive foster care placement for area children, office and in-home services, provides free services in Counseling (group & individual), Parenting, Anger Management, and Advocacy. Additionally, we also provide referral services for Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Legal, Medical, Housing, and Financial.

6. Summer Camp ’19 (Sports/Dance)

Here at SQPA we offer a Sports and Dance program for Kindergarten – 5th grade children. Within this program you can choose either the Sports or Dance Camp. Both camps are a 6-week program running from July 1, 2019 – August 9, 2019. The price of camp (Early-Bird Special) is $1,100 until April 30th 2019. After April 30th the cost of camp is $1,300. There is a non-refundable fee of $200 for registration. The registration fee will be deducted from the overall cost of the balance.

7. Family in Need Services

Our program services on average about 50 local families with over 100 children. Provides preventive foster care placement for area children, office and in-home services, provides free services in Counseling (group & individual), Art Expressionist Therapy, Parenting, Anger Management, and Advocacy. Additionally, we also provide referral services for Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Legal, Medical, Housing, and Financial.

8. COMPASS

Our elementary school program provides after-school programs andsummer camp for elementary school students in grades Kthru 5. Over 400 participants are enrolled in after- school and summer programs. Participants receive academic support in math science, global studies and ELA. Participants also have activities in dance, technology, arts & craft, flag football, basketball, swimming, physical education, and educational games.

Established in 1976, SQPA’s mission is to coordinate and provide comprehensive programs for children, youth, adults, families and seniors residing in Southern Queens.

SQPA is an anchor institution, which serves as an intermediary, facilitator, organizer, advocate, provider, and sanctuary.