Youth Center 2018

Middleton Youth Center

After School 2018-2019

Open Every School Day 3:45-6pm

(608) 225-2451



Mini-courses run once per week for one month. Signing up for a mini-course means that students commit to attending all dates. To sign-up, complete and email the October Mini-Course sign-up form or at the Youth Center. Sign up for as many or few as you like.
  • MONDAYS (10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22)                                           4:15-5:15pm
    • SOS: A Middle School Survival Kit  l  Norah                  Limit: 10 students
      • Students will learn skills related to self-care and confidence! Topics and activities will include: breathing exercises, coping with anxiety and daily stress, taking a class from a certified yoga instructor, exploring different learning styles, and physical activity as a solution to stress.
    • Fall Recipes  l  Danielle                                                    Limit: 10 students
      • Students will cook common fall recipes including: apple turnovers, applesauce, trail mix, chicken pot pie, and pumpkin bread. Students will also learn measuring and safe knife skills.
  • TUESDAYS (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23)                                         4:15-5:15pm
    • Girls and Women in Media (Girls Inc.)   l  Liel               Limit: 10 students
      • Over the course of 4 weeks, we will discuss the role of women in fairy tales, ads, music videos, and the future. How are they portrayed and how does it reflect in real life? We will also do various fun activities together including creating our own Girls Inc. magazine.
    • Recording and Scriptwriting for Radio   l  Haley            Limit: 10 students
      • With the help of Corey, Lussier Community Center’s Radio Station Manager, this month’s Radio Club will create and write a radio script and learn how to record it in a digital audio workstation. The November and December radio mini-courses will help to complete the show.
  • WEDNESDAYS (10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24)                                  4:15-5:15pm
    • Makers Club  l  Akshita                                                     Limit: 10 students
      • This mini-course is provided in partnership with DANEnet, a non-profit dedicated to making information technology accessible. Students will participate in a variety of hands-on science and technology activities. Makers Club will also run for four weeks in November.
  • THURSDAYS (10/4, 10/11, 10/18, *No School 10/25*)                4:15-5:15pm
    • Ultimate Frisbee  l  John                                                   Limit: 16 students
      • In this mini-course, students will learn the basic rules of Ultimate Frisbee and practice the proper ways to throw and catch. Each session will include drills and fun games while we work towards a full scrimmage the final week. No Ultimate Frisbee skills necessary to sign-up! 
    • FRIDAYS (10/5, 10/12, 10/19, *No School 10/26*)            4:15-5:15pm
      • Justice Talking: Disability and Mental Health  l  Haley                Limit: 10 students      
        • Justice Talking is a social justice discussion and activism course. This month, students will tackle topics such as accessibility, health care, and mental health stigma throughout the United States. What more is there to be done, and what can we do in our own communities?


Currently, there is not space in the after school program for any students on the waitlist to attend at this time. We hope that spaces will start to open up in October. To be placed on the waitlist (first-come-first-served):

  • New Families: Complete and submit a 2018 Enrollment Packet (available for download below and at the Youth Center)
  • Returning Families: Contact the Youth Center to see if your child's Enrollment Packet is up-to-date and request to be placed on the waitlist.
  • As spaces become available, families will be contacted in the order that their enrollment packet is received


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


  • 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
  • Mini-Courses: Month-long activities that run 1x/week from 4:15-5:15pm. 
    • Mini-courses allow for longer-term projects and skill building. 
  • 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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