Goodman Community Center | Summer with the Lussier LOFT

A Summer Option for Every Age and Interest

Summer at the Lussier LOFT is filled with a fun range of activities, field trips and mini courses, all in a safe environment. Read on to learn all about summer opportunities for rising 6th through 12th graders.

Middle School

Our Middle School Summer programming is for youth going into 6th through 8th grade.

Middle School Summer Details (incoming 6th - 8th graders)

Summer at the Lussier LOFT is filled with a fun range of activities, field trips and mini courses. Middle school youth can learn to fish, join Bike Club, play group games and learn to be a part of their community, and young people can even shape their own activities with the support of our amazing staff.

Garden Fit is a popular part of our program for incoming 6th graders. Youth participating in this middle school transition program spend time learning, growing and having fun at the Youth Grow Local Farm, and they participate in fun outdoor adventures like canoeing and kayaking at Brittingham Boats.

Ages: Incoming 6th thru 8th grades

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm

Dates: June 24 – August 21 (closed July 4-5)

Fee: FREE. Snacks, cold breakfast and hot lunch provided daily.

Questions? Contact Howard Hayes (info below).

A group of teens sit holding kayak paddles at Brittingham Boats in Madison, Wisconsin.

High School

Our High School summer opportunities are for rising 9th through 12th graders. Enrollment for 2024 will open in April, check back here for a link to fill out our enrollment form!

High School Summer Details (incoming 9th-12th graders)

In Goodman’s Lussier LOFT high school summer program, high school students (including incoming 9th graders) gain employability skills, build college and career readiness, engage with our community and – most importantly – have fun. Teens have the opportunity to earn money and MMSD high school credit during the program. There will be hands-on learning activities in our program kitchens and gardens, as well as field trips and outdoor adventure opportunities. Youth will build a community of friends and mentors that support each other to be their best selves and achieve their goals.

Ages: Rising 9th thru 12th grades

Schedule: 8:30am – 3pm There will be two groups of students for summer program. One will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The other will meet Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Your schedule will be confirmed when you complete enrollment with a program manager.

Dates: June 17 – July 26 for all high school youth. Additional program available for rising 9th grade students 5 days a week July 29 – August 9.

Fee: FREE, youth are paid for their time. Snacks, cold breakfast and hot lunch provided daily.

Questions? Contact Shantrice Solis (info below).

For more information about Lussier LOFT summer contact:

Howard Hayes

Middle School - Assistant Director of Youth & Community Development
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Shantrice Solis

High School - Assistant Director of Youth & Career Development
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