The El Puente Beacon Leadership Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is an arts and enrichment program for elementary and middle school youth. The leadership center works with youth in grades 1 st – 8 th . The Beacon is part of El Puente, a community organization that also conducts advocacy, organizing and health & wellness activities for the community. El Puente programs focus on the integration of a community consciousness and artistic development that allows its members to experience their creative potential while learning about social responsibility.
Work alongside facilitators on/off site during hours of operation of the Beacon Program.
Creation of a safe environment for learning for the Members.
Facilitation of program goal & theme with youth development and youth leadership in mind.
Create activities related to the theme for elementary youth.
Attend regular staff and supervision meetings
Participate in staff development
Keep accurate records of youth attendance
Administer evaluations to and about youth and program
Work with staff to mentor and support youth, as well as to create a safe, supervised, and welcoming
Work collaboratively with staff and youth in creating projects
Escort youth to and from different activities on-site
Assist students with enrichment activities
Knowledge and practice of youth development.
Strong facilitation skills, working with youth and adults.
Team player, but ability to work in a focused manner independently.
Reliable and committed to educational support of a performing arts Membership and to El Puente’s greater