The Beacon Center at Willie Brown Jr. Middle School offers extended time learning opportunities for students to discover and develop interests and passions that will support their academic and life success. Our Explore! Afterschool program provides a host of enrichment courses (Engineering, Cooking, Science Club, Girls Group etc.) that allow students to develop positive relationships with adults and amongst themselves in small classroom settings. Students also have time to do homework and through intentional team building activities, deepen their sense of belong to a peaceful, positive and productive community. The Beacon Center also strives to provide learning opportunities for parents and community members through classes and workshops so that they can support all students in the Bayview neighborhood in seeing college as a viable option.