Youth Center 2018

Middleton Youth Center

After School 2018-2019

Open Every School Day 3:45-6pm
Open on the 1st Day of School!

(608) 225-2451


This fall the Youth Center is debuting an updated program model! The goal of the new model is to continue to offer high-quality programming, accountability, restorative behavior management, and meaningful relationships between students as staff, even as the Youth Center continues to grow.

More information about the new model can be found in the documents below:


  • A completed enrollment packet is required for all students. The 2018 enrollment packet covers the 2018-2019 school year. Waivers and advanced sign-up will be required for certain field trips and will be sent out in advance.

  • New Families:
    • Complete a 2018 Enrollment Packet (available above and at the Youth Center)
    • As spaces become available, families will be contacted in the order that their enrollment packet is received
  • Returning Families:
    • By August 31st: Please confirm that your child's enrollment is up-to-date and that your child will continue attending the Youth Center this school year. If possible, please provide an estimate of the average number of days that your student expects to attend.
    • After August 31st: enrolled students who wish to participate will be added to the waitlist in the order that we are contacted. As spaces become available, families will be contacted in the order that their enrollment packet is received


  • Mentoring Program: Focused on students who attend the Youth Center 3 days/week or more

    • Each staff member is matched with 10-15 students that they check-in with weekly
    • Mentor meetings will focus on goal-setting, behavior planning, academic accountability, parent engagement, trauma-informed care, and new program development
  • Homework Help: Available on school days from 3:45-6pm
    • Includes access to high school tutors and communication with school day teachers if needed. 
    • Separate rooms are designated for quiet studying, group study, and tutoring support. 
    • 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.
  • Drop-in Enrichment Activities: At least one drop-in activity is offered per day from 4:15-5:15pm
    • Drop-in activities are available to all enrolled Youth Center students
    • Examples: art, sports, etc.
  • Mini-Courses: Month-long activities that run 1x/week from 4:15-5:15pm. 
    • Mini-courses allow for longer-term projects and skill building. 
    • Examples: Beginner field hockey, photography, swimming lessons, spoken word poetry, international cooking, etc.
  • Free Choice: From 5:15-6pm on school days
    • Examples of free choice activity options: art, sports, playing at Fireman's Park, board games, xbox, wii, computer lab, listening to music, hanging out with friends, homework help, etc.
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