Buchanan YMCA Western Addition Beacon Center
Located at Gateway Middle School, John Muir Elementary School, Kipp Academy and Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School, the Western Addition Beacon Center provides enriching after-school programming for youth. With a wide variety of enrichment activities, the Western Addition Beacon Center offers a comprehensive afterschool experience that satisfies the varied interests of today’s youth. Furthermore, the Western Addition Beacon Center functions as a community center by addressing the specific needs of the Western Addition community.Our mission is to enrich the lives of community members and to ensure the healthy development of young people. Western Addition Beacon Programs are built on positive adult-youth relationships and our sites offer an assortment of after-school programming including computer technology, cultural arts, and recreation ventures that reflect our goals in project-based learning and youth civic engagement.