The Beacons Network is a collaborative initiative between schools, community, and families with the mission to improve academic, social, and lifework development of young people in low-income communities.
Our Beacons engages young people as leaders and learners to prepare them for success in the 21st Century. We transform schools into vibrant youth centers after school and in the summer, providing free high quality educational, recreational, and leadership development opportunities to more than 4,000 kindergarten–12th grade young people and their families in our 17 Beacons Centers located in neighborhoods in North, Northeast, South, and Downtown Minneapolis, and Richfield.
The Minneapolis Beacons Network inclusive of its collaborative partners along with its co-applicant the Minneapolis Public Schools intends to submit a grant application in response to the MN Department of Education’s Request for Proposals for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant for Cohort 9 – Federal – Competitive opportunity. A copy of the grant application will be made available online for public review after submission.