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Middle & High School Afterschool

The 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 online enrollment form. Filling out an interest form does not guarantee enrollment.

School Year 2019/20: Quarter 1 Daily Schedules 

Middle School  |  HIgh School

ENROLL YOUTH FOR SCHOOL YEAR

 

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.

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 enrollment 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.

Goodman CNP 9777 clr webThe 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. 

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

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

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. 

FYI (Fit Youth Initiative)

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!!

Fridays 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

To enroll

The Lussier LOFT is an enrollment-based program. If interested in participating, please fill out an online enrollment 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.