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: M-R June 18th-August 9th
Bus Route: 10:30am-11:15am
Free Lunch: 11:15am-1:15pm
Youth Center Program: 1:30-5:30pm
Bus Route: 5:30-6:10pm
 

Monday
6/25

Tuesday
6/26

Wednesday
6/27

Thursday
​6/28

10:30-11:15

Bus Route

Bus Route

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11:15-1:15

FREE Lunch and
Activities
at Fireman's Park

FREE Lunch and
Activities
at Fireman's Park

FREE Lunch and
Activities
at Fireman's Park

FREE Lunch and
Activities
at Fireman's Park

1:30-3:00

1) Golf
2) Yoga
3) Cooking and Gardening
4) Mystery Inc.

Swimming at
Walter Bauman
Aquatic Center
* Bring swimsuit,
towel, and sunscreen

1) Art
2) Large Group
Game
3) Self Defense

Field Trip to
Vitense
(Mini Golf, Climbing
Wall, Batting Cage,
Driving Range)
*Limited to 30 students.
Sign up by Monday 6/25*

3:00-3:30

Snack

Snack

Snack

Snack

3:30-5:00

1) Girls Inc.
2) Sports
3) Social Justice

Swimming at
Walter Bauman
Aquatic Center
* Bring swimsuit,
towel, and sunscreen

1) Sports
2) Girls Outdoor
Club
3) Photography
4) Volunteer Reading
at Little Red Preschool

Field Trip to Vitense
(Mini Golf, Climbing
Wall, Batting Cage,
Driving Range)
*Limited to 30 students.
Sign up by Monday 6/25*

5:00-5:30

Free Choice

Changing and walking
back to Youth Center

Free Choice

Returning to
Youth Center

5:30-6:10

Bus Route

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NEW NEWS!

  • SUMMER WAITLIST: Due to record high attendance numbers, all new enrollments for the Youth Center's summer program will be placed on a waitlist. This includes any students who have not already turned in their enrollment paperwork for this summer or any students who did not attend the Youth Center in the past year. Any students with current paperwork who have attended in the past year will be accepted, as well as those already enrolled for this summer. If space opens up in the Youth Center's summer program, families on the waitlist will be contacted in the order that their enrollment paperwork was received. We're so sorry to close this opportunity to families, but we must ensure that our staff:student ratio maintains the quality and safety of the Youth Center. Thank you for your understanding


  • ADVANCED SIGN-UP FOR 3 FIELD TRIPS: Three field trips this summer will be limited to 30 students each and will require advanced sign-up. Permission slips will be handed out to students one week ahead. The first 30 students with good behavior to turn in their signed permission slip will be accepted. All other field trips do not have an attendance limit. The trips requiring advanced sign-up are:
    • 6/28: Vitense Golfland
    • 7/19: Dane County Fair
    • 8/2: Smokey Hollow


  • Highlights from Week 1 of the Youth Center Summer Program! Clockwise from upper left: Football, Volunteer Readers at Little Red Preschool, Self Defense, Art, Volunteer Reading at Little Red Preschool, ArtWeek 1 Summer 2018

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION


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.

STAFF

Gabrielle Hinaha22308533_10107418989582287_8479291338288276923_nra, Director

Gabrielle has directed the Middleton Youth Center since it’s reopening in February of 2014. She loves working with middle school students and finds this work very fulfilling. In particular, Gabrielle enjoys building relationships with the Youth Center’s students and families, supporting the staff and interns, and finding new ways to grow and improve the program. Gabrielle grew up in Middleton and went to college at UW-Madison. She studied environmental studies and Spanish and began working with young people through outdoor education and sustainable agriculture. Outside of her time at the Youth Center, she loves riding her bike, dancing, gardening, travelling, and spending time with the 11 housemates and friends that live in her co-op house.

John Hunter, Assistant DirectorJohn

John was born in Madison and has lived here most of his life. He graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI in 2012. John’s interests include playing and watching sports, fishing, reading, and playing video games. Before working for the Middleton Youth Center starting in 2015, John worked for a year at the Bridge Lake Point Waunona Community Center on the south side of Madison as an AmeriCorps PASS Member.


DanielleDanielle Moore, Youth Worker

Danielle is super excited to be working at the Middleton Youth Center! In 2016-2017, Danielle served as one of the Youth Center’s PASS AmeriCorps member, tutoring students in Literacy at Kromrey, helping supervise the homework room, and leading activities like photography and hip hop dance. Danielle is a student at UW-Madison and is planning to get a degree in Elementary Education with a Math Minor. During her free time, Danielle enjoys running, hanging out with friends, and sometimes being lazy and watching Netflix. She has also recently developed a passion for exploring different cultures. I can’t wait to get to know all of you and having a great year at the Youth Center!


Haley Nippert, PASS AmeriCorps MemberHaley

Haley was born and raised in the suburb of Naperville, Illinois, where she spent the first 20 or so years of her life. After graduating from Neuqua Valley High School in early 2013, she initially attended the University of New Haven before transferring to UW Madison. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies, with the intent of attending graduate school in the future. During her time at UW-Madison, Haley was the Culture Editor of Moda Magazine, one of UW’s many PubCom publications. And while she can’t say she’s a big Badger devotee, she remains an avid fan of both their men and women’s hockey teams. Her favorite activities include reading, playing Trivial Pursuit, and marathoning The West Wing on Netflix. She hopes to build on the relationships she’s formed with students during the summer term, whether it’s through assisting in homework room, helping them create art in Radio Club, or simply being a listening ear.

SolinnaSolinna Chong, PASS AmeriCorps Summer Member

Solinna is currently a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin's social work school in Madison. She did her undergrad at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she majored in psychology and social work. Solinna was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She loves to try new things, but her usual hobbies are drawing, dancing, and listening to music. She hopes to get to know all the kids at the youth center, and is excited to start her first year here!


VOLUNTEERING AT THE YOUTH CENTER

  • Tutors for the Homework Help Room: (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 and commit to one day per week for at least one semester.
  • Weekly Activity Leaders: (4:15-5:15pm) Activity leaders commit to planning or supporting a 1-hour long activity 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

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