Congratulations to Phipps Neighborhoods’ Beacon programs at Wings Academy and Piagentini and Jones Campus for being selected to participate in the PASE Explorers program for the 2016-2017 cycle as Bronx Explorers sites! The PASE Explorers Program, funded by The Pinkerton Foundation, is designed to provide young people in 4th through 6th grades with S.A.F.E. (Sequenced, Active, Focused, and Explicit) after school activities in which they experience global learning through local exploration. The Explorers program engages students in discovering the strengths of their own neighborhood and gives them the opportunity to explore and learn about the strengths of another neighborhood. Through community exploration, children are able to see the larger context of the world in which they live.
Throughout the course of this program, participating sites complete a variety of activities outlined in the PASE Explorers Curriculum including: a neighborhood walk, cross-site visits, trips to a cultural institution, the creation of a neighborhood website, and an Explorers culminating event. The curriculum is aligned with Common Core and global learning competencies.
About Phipps Neighborhoods’ Beacon Programs
Phipps Neighborhoods’ Beacons programs, in partnership with the Department of Youth and Community Development, are school-based community centers serving children age 6 and older and adults. Beacons operate in the afternoons and evenings, on weekends, during school holidays and vacation periods, including the summer. Beacon youth programs are designed to help participants acquire the skills and attitudes they need to graduate from high school, succeed in their chosen career, and give back to the community. Adult programs are designed to enhance skills and promote social interaction, community engagement, and physical activity. Learn more.