Operating in the middle of a large, subsidized housing project in Ward 5 where students typically perform in the lowest quartile on standardized tests, Beacon House creates a culture of self-discipline and academic success for its children. It offers one-on-one, back-to-basics, math and reading for 1st to 8th graders, and has had a dramatic impact on academic performance: over the course of the school year reading and math skills improve by an average of two grade levels. Nutritious meals are offered along with homework help, tutoring in core subjects, and a healthy portion of athletics, recreation, and the arts. During the summer, a low-cost camp combines learning and ... fun. Beacon House also teaches job readiness skills to teenagers and each year helps some 30 high school seniors graduate on time and gain admission to one or more colleges, universities, and professional schools. A thriving program that has a positive impact on hundreds of young people each year, Beacon House merits your enthusiastic support.