Sesame Flyers International Mission Statement

We understand that part of loving children means presenting them with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, technology and equipment that will prepare them for the challenges yet to come. Sesame Flyers International's goal of youth empowerment is achieved and maintained through carefully structured programs designed to address the needs of our children.
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  • Bildersee Beacon

    The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs which provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for youths.

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  • Winthrop Beacon

    The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs which provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for youths.

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  • SONYC at 211

    The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs which provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for youths.

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Summer is here. The first half of the year is now complete and what a year 2020 has been so far. We were all called to pause and re-center our priorities by way of the pandemic and then just as we began to make our way out, we were called to action for racial equality. We have experienced tremendous loss over these past 6 months. We have lost too many loved ones to count, summer camp programs, and summer youth employment jobs, however I have also seen America and the entire world come together in a generation defining moment. I am hopeful and very optimistic about our future. The catharsis has begun and a deep reckoning is underway. I encourage you to stay grounded. There are a lot of changes happening all around us every day and it can be overwhelming. Rest assured Sesame Flyers will remain and provide the information and resources we all need to move through all these changes with the power of community.

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Photo from left to Right Adults: Mrs. Pean Community school director for I S 68, Ms. Judy Newton Democrat for city council district 46 , Bildersee Beacon Director Yvanna Jack, State Senator Roxann Persaud, Merve Williams I S 68 principal and Sesame Staff Gilmore Thomas

Bildersee Beacon Director Yvanna Jack teamed up with IS 68 Principal Merve Williams and State Senator Persaud to provide free meals to the community at Canarsie Community Reform Church. This is the fourth food distribution which occurs every two weeks on the church grounds.

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On Sunday June 14th Sesame Flyers joined with “Caribbean Americans for Justice” along with Recently reelected Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and other local elected officials for a March and Rally for Criminal Justice Reform. This event was held at Grand Army Plaza and attended by hundreds of people. This event served as a call to action for the community to make their voice heard and encourage everyone to complete the 2020 Census and become more involved civically. This event was filled with passion, energy and life as only our community can be. Local performers, singers, and poets set the stage with artistic calls for justice. We were happy to see the overwhelming majority of people respecting social distancing guidelines and wearing masks, and two weeks after NYC can report no noticable uptick in COVID-19 cases from protests.

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With many arguing that some version of SYEP could take place and de Blasio saying it might be possible, Teens Take Charge also developed a proposal with HERE to HERE, ExpandED Schools, and dozens of SYEP providers on how to conduct a remote youth employment program. Their initiative, which they named the Youth Empowerment Summer, or YES, would combine public and private funding to provide 40,000 digital internships, with stipends ranging from $700 to $1,000, according to the proposal. They are looking to raise a total of almost $2.9 million in private investments and secure a little less than $50 million from the city in SYEP funding. The city projected to save about $124 million from cancelling SYEP, according to the executive budget de Blasio released in April.

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I.S 211

I.S 211 Summer Camp Program (stay tuned for more information)


Bildersee Beacon

Bildersee Beacon Summer Camp (stay tuned for more information)


Winthrop Beacon

Winthrop Beacon Summer Camp (stay tuned for more information)


Sesame Carnival

Look out for Sesame Carnival first virtual extravaganza

Love A Kid Today and Every Day

IN THE PAST YEAR, KINDNESS SUPPORTED PROGRAMS THAT SERVED OVER 700,000 CHILDREN IN 23 COUNTRIES. Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.

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Posted 2018

Established In 88 was honored to attend Sesame Flyers 2015 Spring Gala. The night highlighed those making achievements in the Brooklyn Community.

Posted 2019

Sesame Flyers Executive Director, Curtis Nelson joins Daren Jaime to discuss Sesame Flyers International and its contribution to the community.

Posted 2020

Sesame Flyers International Incorporated celebrated BLACK HISTORY MONTH by putting on a showcase at the Cultural Center located on 3510 Church Avenue.

Posted 2019

On Friday, January 18th Indian Girl from (Sesame Flyers International – Winthrop Beacon represented India as part of DYCD’s 2019 Performance Festival.


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Address: 3510 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: 718-693-0500
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Beacon Programs & SONYC
Winthrop Beacon: 718-221-8880 ext 1100
Bildersee Beacon: 718-241-3847
SONYC at 211

Center For Family Support
Phone: 718-221-8881 ext 2100


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