Our Beacon Programs provides after school and summer programming, school-day support, and parent engagement in collaboration with community partners.
Mission Graduates’ five Beacon Programs nurture the skills required to be successful in life and school.
Beacon Programs broker stronger partnerships between schools and communities by serving as an extension of the school day, thereby closing communication gaps between the two. Through these strong partnerships, more resources are available to students and services are better coordinated to achieve positive outcomes for our youth, families, and communities.
Our Beacon Programs run at Bryant Elementary School, Flynn Elementary School, Sanchez Elementary School, Bessie Carmichael K-8 FEC, and Everett Middle School.
Looking for one of our Extended Day Program sites? Head over to our EDP schools page for more information.
“The Beacon program and the school work side-by-side to make sure our least reached students are getting the most support throughout the day. The Beacon program provides students with a space to be creative and express who they are – it’s truly a great resource to have at our school.”
Kamaria Carnes, 8th Grade Teacher, Everett Middle School
The Beacon Programs guide the programming offered at school sites by articulating four key areas and their related goals.
Family Partnership & Engagement
Parents play a vital role in their students’ education path! We know that parents have different capacities to support that journey, so Beacon sites collaborate and build partnerships with school sites to provide information in culturally competent ways and in different languages. By providing resources and information to parents, schools and Beacons work together to encourage parents to become active partners in their students’ academic careers.
Behavioral Health & Wellness
Alignment between the school day and after school is an essential piece of student success. Through a partnership with daytime staff, we share in common vision and goals, reinforce norms and expectations, and ensure that everything we do after school supports and enhances, not detracts, from the intent and vision of the school day.
Whether students are transitioning from elementary school to middle school, middle school to high school, distance learning to in-person learning, or simply to a new school, our Beacon staff are there to support our students and families. Staff collaborate with schools and family engagement teams to ensure that families receive the most up-to-date information on navigating changes. We also create programs and clubs for students to explore these changes and ask questions in safe, comfortable spaces.
Alignment between the school day and after school care is an essential piece of student success. Through a partnership with daytime staff, we align our vision and goals, reinforce norms and expectations, and ensure that everything we do after school supports and enhances the intent of the school day. In addition to structured enrichment classes designed to pique students’ interest, Beacons partner with organizations dedicated to engaging students in the after school hours. This year’s activities will include music and arts enrichment, foreign language clubs, chess, Girls’ Group, and cultural studies classes.
Our Mission Beacon is an extension of the school day here at Everett - we often work side by side to make sure our least reached students are getting the most support throughout the day. Beacon provides students a space to be creative and express who they are - they're truly a great resource to have at our school.