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Robust person-driven learning opportunities supported with technology, measurable outcomes, low ratios and accessible pacing.

Beacons, Inc. is located in coastal north county San Diego in the middle of the Carlsbad business district just south of Palomar Airport. Our site, located at 6150 Yarrow Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011, is within a short walking distance to restaurants, local businesses, and various bus stops.

COVID-19 Notice: Please note that Beacons, Inc. follows the CDPH and Cal/OSHA guidelines, although at times more restrictive measures may be adopted and implemented by the Board to address temporary or local conditions. Beacons observes regular sanitation measures, uses HEPA filters throughout the site, has N-95 and other masks available as well as plexiglass dividers for those who wish physical measures.





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ATTENTION: Due to ongoing state and county recommendations and developments related to COVID-19, times and locations are subject to change. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience caused by any changes. Please continue scrolling to see our event calendar.

2022 Beacons Holidays
(Office Closed)

1/17 (Monday): Martin Luther King Day

2/21 (Monday): President’s Day

3/31 (Thursday): César Chávez Day

5/30 (Monday): Memorial Day

7/4 (Monday): Independence Day

9/5 (Monday): Labor Day

11/11 (Friday): Veteran’s Day

11/24 & 25 (Thursday & Friday): Thanksgiving Break

12/26 - 30 (Monday-Friday): Winter Break (No workshops)

2023 Beacons Holidays
(Office Closed)

1/16 (Monday): Martin Luther King Day

2/20 (Monday): President’s Day

3/31 (Friday): César Chávez Day

5/29 (Monday): Memorial Day

6/19 (Monday): Juneteenth

7/4 (Tuesday): Independence Day

9/4 (Monday): Labor Day

11/11 (Monday): Veteran’s Day

11/23 & 24 (Thursday & Friday): Thanksgiving Break

12/25 - 29 (Monday-Friday): Winter Break (No workshops)


12/9 - PathFinder Makers Market @ Beacons 11 am - 1 pm

12/10 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: Winter Dance

12/16 - Explorer Coffee Cart @ Beacons

12/26 - 30: Beacons closed until 2023


1/14 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: Chinese New Year

1/16 - Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

1/17 - Tues - Explorer Spring Session Begins

1/20 - PathFinder Spring Session Orientation

1/23 - PathFinder Spring Session Begins

1/28 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: Harry Potter 



3/11 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: St. Patrick's

3/25 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: Harry Potter 


4/8 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: TBD

4/22 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: Earth Day


5/13 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: TBD

5/27 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: TBD

5/29 - Memorial Day - Office Closed

2/11 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: Valentine's

2/10 - Holiday - President's Day

2/25 - Club (6 - 9 pm) - Theme: Mardi Gras/Glow Party


Giving Back

We greatly appreciate the support of our community partners and donors. We also value the importance of giving back and are committed to supporting the community that supports us.

Below are some examples of how we give back

Our PathFinder staff, volunteers and trainees create websites for no charge to help local individuals with disabilities and nonprofits (see, e.g. Paige's Pantry). Our trainees also donate their time to support efforts to clean up our local natural resources such as lagoon or beach clean-ups.


Our Explorer staff and trainees volunteer weekly at local nonprofits, such as Paige's Pantry, St. Peter's Thrift Store, local Humane Societies and also donate their time to help clean up local resources such as our waterways and lagoons.

Some of our Board members volunteer over 40 hours a week to support the Beacons nonprofit so that more funding and resources can be dedicated to the programs and those we serve. During Covid-19 stay-at-home orders, our volunteers spent countless hours to make sure that our programs continued uninterrupted and provided free social online activities to anyone in need to help reduce isolation despite their own families' needs. Our volunteers also delivered community "cheer-grams" during shutdowns to individuals isolated at home to let them know they were loved and appreciated.

These are but just a few of the examples of the Beacons commitment to giving back! If you have a nonprofit that could use some help, please let us know! info@BeaconsNorthCounty.com


CALL US: 760-448-6230

EMAIL US: Info@BeaconsNorthCounty.com

CLUB: Club@BeaconsNorthCounty.com

EXPLORER: Explorer@BeaconsNorthCounty.com

HUMAN RESOURCES: HR@BeaconsNorthCounty.com

PATHFINDER: PathFinder@BeaconsNorthCounty.com

SELF-DETERMINATION: SD@BeaconsNorthCounty.com

TAILORED DAY: TailoredDay@BeaconsNorthCounty.com

Physical Address:

6150 Yarrow Drive, Suite E

Carlsbad, CA 92011

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Beacons volunteer bagging food at Paige's Pantry
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