JCC Beacon & OST Programs
JCC Beacon Programs
JCC Beacon Program @ IS 49
Ingrid Ebanks, Director, 718.556.1565
Steve Kessler, After School Coordinator
JCC Beacon Program at Tottenville HS
Cliff Bloom, Director, 718.605.3033
Kathy Scali, Assistant Director
The JCC Beacon program serves the community on the north shore and south shore of Staten Island. The after school program for middle school and high school students offers a wide variety of essential services to school age children as well as their parents and the community. The mission of the Beacon program is to provide activities that are not generally available during the school day. The Beacon program also works closely with each Principal to support their ongoing academic needs. Regularly scheduled after school, evening, Saturday and summer camp programs include academic help (STEM based), social services, recreational, leadership development, music, dance, art and drama as well as nutritional enhancements. There is a registration process for enrollment into the JCC Beacon programs with applications available at each site. The JCC Beacon Program is funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), a NYC agency.
A dedicated group of students and their advisors in the Tottenville Beacon Program worked 2 years to develop a solar car that took part in the Winston Solar Challenge in Texas and came in 2nd place in a nation wide race!
Congratulations to all involved.
For more about the Solar Pirates, log on to the team website at��www.Solar-Pirates.com, or check their Facebook page.
JCC OST Program
JCC OST (out of school time) Program @ PS 65
Seth Kaplan, Director, 347.466.4407
The JCC OST program provides after school programming for elementary aged children in the north shore area. Similar to the JCC Beacon program, the OST program complements the school day of children by offering academics, socialization, recreation and the arts. Parents and the surrounding community are also provided with opportunities to support the efforts of the OST program by civic engagement events that bring the community together. The summer camp program offered by the JCC OST program is relocated to IS 61 for full day camp activities. To enroll for the OST program, applications can be submitted to the OST office at PS 65. The JCC OST program is funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), a NYC agency.