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Middle & High School Afterschool

LL Summer VeggieStand WebThe Goodman Community Center offers programs for middle and high school youth designed to enhance their success at school, at home and in the community. We offer opportunities for exercise, relaxation, study and community service. We're proud of our special facilities for girls and boys in middle and high school, located within the Lussier LOFT.

Our Middle and High school programming aims to support youth in their holistic development by providing programming rooted in:

  • Academic development and support 
  • Promoting community engagement and life skill development
  • Engaging youth in health and wellness experiences and education

Vision: To be the place and the people who inspire purpose & power within our youth and community

Mission: We engage youth in programming which inspires community leaders through promoting youth voice and empowerment.

To inquire about spots in any of the middle or high school programs, please fill out an interest form. Filling out an interest form does not guarantee enrollment.

The Lussier LOFT Program is an enrollment after-school program for middle and high school students, offered free of charge to youth and families looking for fun, exercise, quality staff and facilities, and help with homework. We provide snacks and meals to all participants. Our Middle School program offers transportation from three area middle schools: O'Keeffe, Sherman and Whitehorse. 

We have put a lot of energy into making this a fun, engaging, and supportive after school option to help guide young people through these challenging years. We would love to have your youth with us this school year, in a structured and supportive environment. This structured program will offer all opportunities free of charge:

Middle School Study Sessions

Youth enrolled in study sessions will be engaged in academic support through both in school and out of school academic case management and tutoring support. Daily homework assistance will be available as well as subject specific support. GCC staff will communicate with school day staff to ensure support and connection from the school day to afterschool setting. Staff will also engage and collaborate with youth in developing study skills and accessing resources.

  • Monday 1:45-3:30pm (early release) & 2:30-4pm on non-early release days
  • Tuesday-Thursdays 2:40-4pm
  • Youth enrolled in study sessions will be provided transportation from school to GCC program

Youth Leadership Council

Our Youth Leadership council promotes and empowers youth voice through a project based learning model. Youth will investigate social, civic and community issues and develop service projects and events throughout the year collaborating between peers, community partners and staff. Youth involved in youth council will gain experience developing leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Youth Leadership council members play a vital role in establishing and modeling Youth presence and representation within Goodman Community Center, they will serve as the representative voice of older youth programming. 

  • Middle School Youth Council Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm
  • MS & HS Youth Councils will meet one Saturday per month depending on community events and projects planned by youth 

Girls Inc. 

Our Girls Inc. program inspires our Girls to be STRONG, SMART and BOLD. The Girls Inc. experience is created through six essential elements of program; Mentoring relationships, Intentional programming, research-based curriculum, Interactive activities, Sustained exposure and a Girls-only environment. Girls Inc. empowers our young women to believe in their rights and abilities.

  • Middle and High School Girls Inc. Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-6:30pm
  • Saturdays (Girls Inc. will meet one Saturday per month) 

GoodMen

Program for our young men seeks to empower and engage our young men in life skill development, community engagement and health and wellness activities. We seek to create a network of male support which inspires active involvement in the community. Our Goodmen will gain experience building leadership, communication, and collaborative skills as they build individual and group identity.

  • Middle and High School Goodmen Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-6:30pm
  • Saturdays (Goodmen will meet one Saturday per month) 

FYI (Fit Youth Initiative)

All Middle and High school youth will be engaged in FYI activities. Our FYI program seeks to engage youth, families and the community in health and wellness activities ranging from active options to nutrition education. There will be a variety of opportunities offered throughout the year for youth and families to get their FYI on!!

Want to Join?

The Lussier LOFT is an enrollment-based program. If interested in participating, please fill out an online interest form. Questions? Contact Megan Dow, Youth Programs Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Enrollment is necessary before youth come on site.

The Lussier LOFT Program is an enrollment after-school program for middle and high school stduents, offered free of charge to youth and families looking for fun, exercise, quality staff and facilities and help with homework. We provide snacks and meals to all participants. 

In our high school programming, we incorporate career and college prep activities, exploration and trips. The Lussier LOFT high school program primarily serves youth in the East high attendance area. Our high school programming offers youth and families a choice of programming options:


High School Study Sessions

Youth enrolled in study sessions will be engaged in academic support through both in school and out of school academic case management and tutoring support. Daily homework assistance will be available as well as subject specific support. GCC staff will communicate with school day staff to ensure support and connection from the school day to afterschool setting. Staff will also engage and collaborate with youth in developing study skills and accessing resource

  • Monday 2:30-4:30pm (early release) & 3:30-4:30pm on non-early release days
  • Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5pm
  • Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm
  • Saturdays (2x per month-following East High School Saturday school sessions)

Youth enrolled in study sessions will be provided transportation from school to GCC program 

Youth Leadership Council

Our Youth Leadership council promotes and empowers youth voice through a project based learning model. Youth will investigate social, civic and community issues and develop service projects and events throughout the year collaborating between peers, community partners and staff. Youth involved in youth council will gain experience developing leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Youth Leadership council members play a vital role in establishing and modeling Youth presence and representation within Goodman Community Center, they will serve as the representative voice of older youth programming. 

  • High School Youth Council Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6:30pm
  • MS & HS Youth Councils will meet one Saturday per month depending on community events and projects planned by youth 

Girls Inc. 

Our Girls Inc. program inspires our Girls to be STRONG, SMART and BOLD. The Girls Inc. experience is created through six essential elements of program; Mentoring relationships, Intentional programming, research-based curriculum, Interactive activities, Sustained exposure and a Girls-only environment. Girls Inc. empowers our young women to believe in their rights and abilities.

  • Middle and High School Girls Inc. Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-6:30pm
  • Saturdays (Girls Inc. will meet one Saturday per month) 

GoodMen

Program for our young men seeks to empower and engage our young men in life skill development, community engagement and health and wellness activities. We seek to create a network of male support which inspires active involvement in the community. Our Goodmen will gain experience building leadership, communication, and collaborative skills as they build individual and group identity.

  • Middle and High School Goodmen Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-6:30pm
  • Saturdays (Goodmen will meet one Saturday per month) 

FYI (Fit Youth Initiative)

All Middle and High school youth will be engaged in FYI activities. Our FYI program seeks to engage youth, families and the community in health and wellness activities ranging from active options to nutrition education. There will be a variety of opportunities offered throughout the year for youth and families to get their FYI on!!

To enroll

The Lussier LOFT is an enrollment-based program. If interested in participating, please fill out an online interest form. Questions? Contact Megan Dow, Youth Programs Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Enrollment is necessary before youth come on site.