Located at John Muir Elementary School, the Western Addition Beacon Center ran by Buchanan YMCA, provides quality programming for youth and adults. Our mission is to enrich the lives of community members and to ensure the healthy development of young people.
We offer AM Care, a wide array of lunch time and after-school programming, including academic support, college preparation, computer and media technology, cultural arts and events, recreational activities that foster mental and physical health, and referral-based case management. We also recognize the importance of family and adult services and work to serve the entire community.
The Beacon strives to inspire youth and uplift the community through our ability and willingness to address the most critical community needs.