Middleton Youth Center

A FREE after school and summer program for 5th -8th grade youth
Clark Street Community School, 2429 Clark Street, Middleton


Gabrielle Hinahara
Youth Center Director
ghinahara@ci.middleton.wi.us

John Hunter
Youth Center Assistant Director
jhunter@ci.middleton.wi.us

Office: (608) 821-8363
Cell: (608) 225-2451
Fax: (608) 827-1057
Email: middletonyouthcenter@ci.middleton.wi.us

Hours:
Open every school day from 3:45-6pm

Summer 2018:
June 18th-August 9th M-R hours TBD

After School Program 2017-2018

Open Every School Day 3:45-6pm

 

Monday
1/15

Tuesday
1/16

Wednesday
1/17

Thursday
​1/18

Friday
1/19

3:45-4:15


Snack

Snack

Snack

Snack

4:15-5:15

CLOSED


MLK Day

1) Group Games
2) Cooking
3) Homework
Room

1) Sports at Offsite
Gym until 5:30pm*
2) Radio Club
3) Homework
Room

1) FIELD TRIP:
Ice Skating at
Elver Park until 6pm*
2) Art
3) Homework
Room

1) Storytime
2) Roblox
3) Homework
Room

5:15-6


Free Choice
Homework
Room

Free Choice
Homework 
Room

Field Trip
Free Choice
Homework
Room

Free Choice
Homework   
Room

NEW NEWS!

  • Thursday 1/8 FIELD TRIP: Ice Skating at Elver Park: 4:15-6pm. No permission slip needed. Skate rental will be provided. Students may also bring their own skates. If you are able, a $5 donation will help pay for this field trip.

  • College Readiness Summit: Saturday, 1/13 9:45am-2pm at Edgewood College Predolin Humanities Center. Lunch will be provided for summit participants. Spanish interpreters will be available. Space is limited. Register now at: diversity.edgewood.edu/MLKCollegeSummit

  • Our staff member, Danielle, led a drumming exercise where students created a circle of support to share their feelings.YC Drumming

  • Sports Club will be offsite at the Fighter's Memorial Park Indoor Baseball Practice Facility on WEDNESDAYS from January 3rd-March 20th from 4:15-5:30pm! Students will still meet at the Youth Center for snack and will take a bus to and from the facility. Directions to Firefighter's Park.

  • Parents and caretakers, please make sure that your student is aware of the Youth Center's expectations. A reminder of a few that have been overlooked recently:

    • Students are required to CHECK-OUT with a staff member before they leave the Youth Center.

    • Students are required to participate in an activity from 4:15-5:15pm. There are typically two activity options to choose from in addition to the homework room. Recreational cell phone use is not permitted during activity time.

    • Respectful behavior and appropriate language is expected at all times. In a conflict, students must use respectful language to express themselves and are encouraged to get help from a staff member if necessary. Physical violence is not a solution.

PROGRAM DETAILS
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

  • Open to incoming 5th-8th grade students. Accepting enrollment all year!
  • All students need to have a completed enrollment packet on file to participate. Download below:
  • Waivers and advanced sign-up will be required for certain field trips and will be sent out in advance

 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

  • A free snack is provided everyday from 3:45-4:15pm
  • Structured activities run from 4:15-5:15pm
  • The homework room is open from 4:15-6pm
  • Free choice is from 5:15-6pm

THE YOUTH CENTER OFFERS

  • Homework Help is available on school days from 3:45-6pm and includes access to high school tutors and communication with school day teachers if needed. Homework room is an optional choice for YC students. If you would like to require your student to attend the Homework Room or the check-in on homework completion before participating in other YC activities, please contact us.
  • Daily Enrichment Activities including art, sports, gardening, music, drama, science, photography, cooking, Girls Group, and more!
  • Community Service and Leadership opportunities including Leadership Club, Trick-or-Treat so Others Can Eat, and CANStruction.

The Middleton Youth Center is a program for youth and families looking for a fun, productive after school setting. We provide a daily snack for program participants.


 VOLUNTEERING AT THE YOUTH CENTER


  • Tutors for the Homework Help Room: (M-R 4:15-6pm) Tutors work with students one-on-one or in small groups, and help keep the homework room a quiet, productive space. We ask that all tutors are able to help with 5th-8th grade level homework in all core subject areas.
  • Weekly Activity Leaders: (M-R 4:15-5:15pm) This is usually a better opportunity for college students or older. We ask that activity leaders commit to planning and leading a 1-hour long activity at the same time once per week for at least one semester. For example, leading a weekly art class.

To be considered for a volunteer position, please submit the following forms to MiddletonYouthCenter@ci.middleton.wi.us:

Middleton Recreation Volunteer Form
Youth Center Volunteer Information



DONATE

The Middleton Youth Center is a free program funded by the City of Middleton, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, and Dane County. However, in order to be able to offer high-quality programming and field trips, we depend on donations from community members. If you would like to support the work of the Middleton Youth Center, please send your donation to:

Middleton Youth Center
7426 Hubbard Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562



Youth Center Students Goal Setting PRE Survey, click here.
POST Survey, click here.