Beacon Programs

Saturday Program at 3510

Involvement in our community has been an ongoing commitment of Sesame Flyers.  In 1987 we began offering  a variety of free classes on Saturdays including: math, reading, computer literacy, steel band music, Afro-Caribbean dancing, arts and crafts, sign language, chorus, storytelling and sewing, to name a few.

This  volunteer program still thrives today.

Winthrop Beacon III Community Center

The Winthrop Beacon Community Center is located at the Winthrop School Campus in East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. The program hours of operation are Monday through Friday 2:30pm-10:00pm and Saturday’s 10:00am-6:00pm. The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs which provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for youth and adults. The programs offered at the Beacon are Homework Assistance, Reading and Mathematics Tutorial, Dance, Drama, Art and Craft, Computer, Job Readiness, GED, Youth Leadership Training, Steel Pan, Basketball, Weight Training, Aerobics, Soccer and Volleyball.

The Beacon After-School Program operates during the Fall, Winter, and Spring months, for youths between the ages of five (5) – thirteen (13) years, Mondays through Fridays, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. High School Programs are held in the evening hours from 4:00pm- 8:00pm Monday through Fridays. High school participants may choose from Youth Council and Leadership, Job Readiness, Basketball and Soccer. The Adult Programs are held in the evening from 6:00 pm to 9:45 pm, Mondays through Fridays. Adults may choose from the following activities: Aerobics, Computer, GED, Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball.

Bildersee Beacon

Bildersee Beacon is a school based community center located in IS 68 in the Carnasie section of Brooklyn. The program hours of operation are Monday through Friday 2:30pm-10:00pm and Saturday’s 10:00am-6:00pm. The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs in 8 core service areas: The schedule of school age, teen and adult activities with days and times are listed on the activity schedule.

SONYC at 211

Starting anew is typically one of the hardest thing to do but working for a program like Sesame Flyers it’s something you have to get used to.

In July 2011, Sesame Flyers was awarded a new O.S.T (Out of School Time) contract for Middle School students to be housed inside of Wilson I.S. 211.  With this comes a new principal along with her staff, new participants and parents alike.   Getting acclimated to new surroundings comes easy to some people but can be difficult when personalities clash so the best way is to have a meet and greet session where everyone knows the common goal we are trying to accomplish.

GET Rich Program

The Rich Young Entrepreneurs (RYE) Program is for High School Juniors and Seniors. This is an excellent opportunity for youth to develop their leadership and job readiness skills that is need to land a job as well as keep it. RYE consists of Job Readiness workshops, Basic Skills tutoring, Career Counseling, Computer Classes, and Leadership Development that last for roughly twelve weeks. After successful completion of the Workshops, you are guaranteed a job with Summer Youth Employment (SYEP), a stipend, and career development assistance. Participants in this program are tracked to ensure they graduate from high school and become engaged in positive outcomes after graduation.

Center of Family Support

Sesame Flyers International Center For Family Support continues to be progressive within the community. Within the past year, the Center received over 100 referrals and has serviced a countless number of families. For the 2013-2014 school year, our program was able to assist several of our neediest families during our annual back-to-school school supply giveaway. During the recent Thanksgiving Holiday, our agency was able to provide sixteen families with a much appreciated Holiday meal gift bag. We also have an on-site Thrift Shop that freely provides gently used clothing, shoes and other essential items to children and adults. Our goal for the coming year is to continue an in-depth community outreach. In addition, we would like to expand our center to be able to provide annual holiday meals, graduation/promotion gifts as well Christmas gifts to children of all ages to name a few.