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Summer registration calloutThe 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

To our YOUTH:

We believe you have the power to write your own story. We offer fun, inclusive opportunities to explore, learn, and create together.

To our FAMILIES:

We believe families are the foundation for lifelong learning and we support each other by sharing resources, responsibilities, and celebrating together.

Photo credit: Annie Sweers

To our COMMUNITY:

Youth are vital members of our community and as a village, we collaborate to provide opportunities for all to move forward together.

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

2019: Quarter 4 Daily Schedules 

Middle School  |  HIgh School

The Goodman Community Center's middle and high school programs for youth grades 6-12 are made possible by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, the City of Madison, United Way of Dane County, and the generous support of our donors. As a Community Learning Center (CLC), Goodman's after school programs provide youth with academic and social-emotion enrichment opportunities.

We regularly evaluate the impact of our programs. Annual program reports are made available upon request.

 

Summer 2019

REGISTER NOW!

Summer is full of adventure mini-courses, academic enrichment, meals, field trips, gender-specific programming, and family fun nights. We have put a lot of energy into making this a summer of engaging fun, as well as an opportunity to continue and build on school year learning. 

Program begins Monday, June 17th and continues through Friday, August 16th.

LOFT programs will run 12:00-5:00 Monday-Wednesday and 12:00-6:30 on Thursday.

We are accepting a limited number of youth going into 6th-12th grade, so please complete enrollment information as soon as possible to secure your spot.  Once program is full, we will keep a waitlist for interested families.

Goodman’s Summer CLC offers free programming to all eligible participants. There is a $50/week fee for programming and priority is given to families who register for the full 9-week summer camp session. If your family qualifies for free/reduced lunch, you automatically qualify for free programming. A sliding fee scale is available for other families who have financial need.

We are having a summer registration party on Wednesday, May 15th. Drop in from 4:00-6:00 in the Brassworks building to enjoy a dinner prepared by our youth, connect with LOFT staff, and get help with the online enrollment and waivers.


HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

High School programming is available for students entering 9th-12th grade.  Mini-courses run Monday-Wednesday and youth must attend at least two days to earn a spot on the Thursday field trips.  Monday’s from 12:00-2:00 are for Freshmen only!

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Middle School programming is available for students entering 6th-8th grade.  Mini-courses run Monday-Wednesday and youth must attend at least two days to earn a spot on the Thursday field trips. 

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GARDEN FIT

WHO:

+ incoming 6th-grade youth

+ 7th-8th grade youth who apply to be volunteer program leaders

+ middle school youth referred to summer school

WHAT:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday youth are at community gardens building tree swings or mobile homes for chickens, cooking pizzas in clay ovens, creating chapstick from beeswax and fresh-picked lavender, and gardening on their own community plot. On Wednesdays, youth go paddle boarding.  Fridays start at Troy Gardens with more garden games and farm chores and close out with swimming at Goodman Pool.

garden fit schedule summer 2019


Goodman’s Summer CLC offers free programming to all eligible participants. There is a $150/week fee for Garden Fit programming and priority is given to families who register for the full 9-week summer camp session. A sliding fee scale is available for other families who have financial need. Volunteer youth leaders do not pay a program fee.


NEXT STEPS

REGISTER NOW!

Questions? Contact Megan Dow, Assistant Director of Youth Programs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Enrollment is necessary before youth come on site.

*Rising 7th - 8th-grade youth who are interested in volunteering as a program leader should contact Megan Dow for a volunteer application.

*Rising 6th-grade youth should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for enrollment packets

Photo credit: Annie Sweers Photography

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 two area middle schools: O'Keeffe and Sherman.. 

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.

  • Youth enrolled in study sessions will be provided transportation from school to GCC program if they attend O’Keeffe or Sherman Middle School.

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. 

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.

MASCK (Men Always Seeking Change & Knowledge)

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.

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.

Photo credit: C&N Photography

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.

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.

Gaming & Coding: Monday

Youth will develop creative confidence through participation in challenge based learning, coding and fabricating activities. This club  combines art, technology, engineering and do-it yourself culture. Over the course of the club  youth will create, tinker, fix, modify, collaborate and show off their creations. 

Youth Leadership Council: Tuesdays

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: Tuesdays  5-6:30pm

FYI (Fit Youth Initiative): Wednesday

All 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!!

Kings of Culture: Thursday

This mini course explores urban arts and its  affect on youth around the world. Our particular focus this semester is on music. Kings of Culture provides youth the opportunity to discuss and delve deeper into the arts. Teens are encouraged to become  producers of art instead of consumers. This  space will also allow for learning opportunities related to media literacy.

Friday in High School Program: We have a weekly rotation of field trips and cooking classes as well as some special Friday evening programming

Supa Friends Unite Open Mic: First Friday of the month: 6-9:30pm hosted at Brassworks

Open mic is free for teens to attend whether you’re interested in performing or just want to come check it out and see local artists live.For event specific information please visit the Supa Friends facebook page! facebook.com/supafriendsofficial

JVN: Poetry Slams Spring 2019: (Fridays throughout the spring) 6-9:30pm hosted at Brassworks

The JVN Project is a collective centered on using the genre and culture of Hip-Hop as a tool of empowerment. It is an organization instituted by students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison inspired by the life of 19-year- old Chicagoan artist and UW-Madison student John Vietnam Nguyễn - emcee, poet, dancer, music engineer, and activist.

The JVN Project uses Hip-Hop’s core values as a framework for developing its programs and initiatives. These include a commitment to literacy, the uplifting of underprivileged communities through the arts, the redirection of violent, unproductive, and/or and self-destructive energies, youth mentorship, social justice initiatives, and the provision of platforms for others to share their story.

For more information about JVN check out their website: thejvnproject.org

  • February 15th
  • March 8th
  • March 22nd
  • April 19th - Last Chance Slam & Open Mic 

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, Assistant Director of Youth Programs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Enrollment is necessary before youth come on site.