Queens Courier: Seven Beacons set for closure

Seven Beacons set for closure

March 27, 2012, 9:54a.m.

By Alexa Altman

Public protest proved to be in vain, as the Department of Youth and Community Development announced that seven Beacon city-wide programs will close their doors in July.

Founded in 1991, the 80 Beacon programs existing throughout New York City as a subset of Queens Community House are “youth-development centers” providing year-round, complementary services, specializing in young people ages six to 21 and focusing on leadership and skills growth.

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