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Danville Independent Schools

Services, Events & Activities

The Beacon Youth Services offers a unique blend of services, programs and activities for students and families throughout the year.


  • Back to School Fair (Backpack/School Supplies Give-away)
  • Summer Camp Resource Guide/Information
  • Holiday Assistance with Perishable Food Items
  • Winter Coat Drive
  • Free Back to School Tennis Shoes in collaboration with Happy Feet
  • Grandparent and Relatives As Parents (RAP) Monthly Support Group
  • Red Ribbon Week (Substance Abuse Prevention Assembly)
  • Student/Parent/Staff Needs Assessments and Surveys
  • Weekend Food Bag Program (Backpack Kids) 
  • Basic Needs Assistance (clothing, hygiene items, etc.)
  • School Supplies Assistance
  • Grief and Bereavement Counseling Coordination
  • Mental Health and Therapy Coordination
  • Substance Abuse Education & Counseling Information
  • Referrals to Health & Social Service Agencies
  • KCHIP, Medicaid and Public Assistance Information
  • Community Resource Information and Referrals
  • Part-time Job Referrals for Students
  • Job Referrals and Resources for Parents
  • Summer Babysitting Training Certification for Students in collaboration with 4-H
  • Free Updated Community Resource Guide
  • Free Lending Library including DVD's, Manuals, Books, etc.
  • Free Vouchers for Eye Exams and Glasses
  • Assist Families in Scheduling Appointments
  • Blue Ribbon for Kids Events (Child Abuse Prevention Activities)
  • Truancy Diversion and Attendance Support Services
  • Mentoring Program for Students
  • Student Transitioning Activities
  • Scholarship/Financial Assistance on case by case basis
  • Freshmen Orientation (Sense of Place. Sense of Pride.)
  • Suicide Prevention Education and Assemblies to Students
  • Suicide Prevention Education and Training to Staff
  • Child Abuse Reporting Training to Staff
  • ACT Prep Sessions, College Fairs, FAFSA (Financial Aid) and Scholarship Workshops in collaboration with Pathways Coach
  • Career & Technical Education Planning Information
  • Back to School Night/ Open House 
  • College Application Month Activities

These are just some of the ways the Beacon YSC can support students and families in an effort to promote student academic success.  The Beacon would like to thank all collaborative partners in making these events successful.