Middleton Youth Center

A FREE after school and summer program for 5th -8th grade youth
Clark Street Community School, 2429 Clark Street, Middleton


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Gabrielle Hinahara
Youth Center Director
ghinahara@ci.middleton.wi.us

John Hunter
Youth Center Assistant Director
jhunter@ci.middleton.wi.us

Office: (608) 821-8363
Cell: (608) 225-2451
Fax: (608) 827-1057
Email: middletonyouthcenter@ci.middleton.wi.us

Hours:
Open every school day from 3:45-6pm

Summer 2019: M-R June 17th-August 9th
Bus Route: 10:30am-11:15am
Free Lunch: 11:15am-1:15pm
Youth Center Program: 1:30-5:30pm
Bus Route: 5:30-6:10pm

Please note that the Youth Center is moving to Kromrey starting in September! 

This will give us more access to gym space and will allow better collaboration between Youth Center and Kromrey staff. Pick-up for the Youth Center will be at door #3 (on the NE side of the building-near the gyms).

2019 Summer Schedule
June 17th-August 8th

 

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

10:30-11:15

Morning Bus
Route

10:33: Don's Mobile Manor (at the mailboxes)
10:45: Valley Ridge Plaza (behind Family Video)
10:50: Sauk Trail Elementary
10:55: Fortune Dr. & Sweeney Dr.
11:03: Morraine View Dr. & Elver Park Apts (lower driveway)
11:15: Drop-off at Fireman's Park

Morning Bus
Route

10:33: Don's Mobile Manor (at the mailboxes)
10:45: Valley Ridge Plaza (behind Family Video)
10:50: Sauk Trail Elementary
10:55: Fortune Dr. & Sweeney Dr.
11:03: Morraine View Dr. & Elver Park Apts (lower driveway)
11:15: Drop-off at Fireman's Park

Morning Bus
Route

10:33: Don's Mobile Manor (at the mailboxes)
10:45: Valley Ridge Plaza (behind Family Video)
10:50: Sauk Trail Elementary
10:55: Fortune Dr. & Sweeney Dr.
11:03: Morraine View Dr. & Elver Park Apts (lower driveway)
11:15: Drop-off at Fireman's Park

Morning Bus
Route

10:33: Don's Mobile Manor (at the mailboxes)
10:45: Valley Ridge Plaza (behind Family Video)
10:50: Sauk Trail Elementary
10:55: Fortune Dr. & Sweeney Dr.
11:03: Morraine View Dr. & Elver Park Apts (lower driveway)
11:15: Drop-off at Fireman's Park

11:15-1:15

Free Lunch & Activities at
Fireman's Park

Free Lunch & Activities at
Fireman's Park

Free Lunch & Activities at
Fireman's Park

Free Lunch &
Activities at
Fireman's Park

1:30-3:00

Sports


Social Justice


Science

Field Trip to 
Middleton Aquatic Center

* Bring a swimsuit
and towel *

Sports


Girls Outdoor Ed


Drawing

Field Trips &
Special Events
6/19: Lakeview Park*
6/27: Olbrich Beach and Gardens*
7/11: Wingra Beach and Zoo*

3:00-3:30

Snack

Snack

Snack

Snack

3:30-5

Sports


Movie Making


Art

Field Trip to
Middleton Aquatic Center

* Bring a swimsuit
and towel *

Sports


Cooking & Gardening


Volunteer Reading
at Little Red Preschool

7/18: Dane County Fair
7/25: Gov Nelson State Park*
8/1: Smokey Hollow*
8/8: Party at Fireman's Park

* Bring a swimsuit and towel *

5-5:30

Free Choice

Walking back
from pool

Free Choice

Returning to
Youth Center

5:30-6:30

Evening Bus
Route

5:30: Pick up at Youth Center
5:42: Fortune Dr. & Sweeney Dr.
5:45: Sauk Trail Elementary
5:50: Century Ave. Bus Stop
6:01: Don's Mobile Manor (at the mailboxes)
6:20: Morraine View Dr. and Elver Park Apts (lower driveway)
6:21: Gammon Ln (on top of hill)

Evening Bus
Route

5:30: Pick up at Youth Center
5:42: Fortune Dr. & Sweeney Dr.
5:45: Sauk Trail Elementary
5:50: Century Ave. Bus Stop
6:01: Don's Mobile Manor (at the mailboxes)
6:20: Morraine View Dr. and Elver Park Apts (lower driveway)
6:21: Gammon Ln (on top of hill)

Evening Bus
Route

5:30: Pick up at Youth Center
5:42: Fortune Dr. & Sweeney Dr.
5:45: Sauk Trail Elementary
5:50: Century Ave. Bus Stop
6:01: Don's Mobile Manor (at the mailboxes)
6:20: Morraine View Dr. and Elver Park Apts (lower driveway)
6:21: Gammon Ln (on top of hill)

Evening Bus
Route

5:30: Pick up at Youth Center
5:42: Fortune Dr. & Sweeney Dr.
5:45: Sauk Trail Elementary
5:50: Century Ave. Bus Stop
6:01: Don's Mobile Manor (at the mailboxes)
6:20: Morraine View Dr. and Elver Park Apts (lower driveway)
6:21: Gammon Ln (on top of hill)

YOUTH CENTER ENROLLMENT

Summer Enrollment

  • Summer Enrollment is currently full. If your student is interested in participating, please complete and submit an Enrollment Packet and your student will be added to our waitlist. We will contact you if/when additional spots become available, in the order that enrollment packets were received.
  • All summer participants must complete a 2019 Enrollment Packet (even if you currently attend the Youth Center).

After School 2019-2020 Enrollment: Now open!

  • Enrollment Packets can be submitted by email or dropped off at the Youth Center (2429 Clark Street) or at the Recreation Department in Middleton City Hall.
  • All students who have NOT completed a 2019 Summer Enrollment Packet must complete the full 2019-2020 Enrollment Packet. 
  • All students who HAVE completed a 2019 Summer Enrollment Packet must complete only the 2019-2020 ROI, which has been updated since the last school year.
  • Priority Enrollment for returning students and siblings will be open from 7/15-8/1. All returning students and siblings who turn in complete enrollment forms during this period are guaranteed a spot in the after school program. Returning students are any student who was enrolled in the Youth Center within the last calendar year.
  • New Student enrollment will be accepted starting on 8/1. After all available spaces are filled, students will be added to the wait list in the order that enrollment forms are received. The Youth Center will contact you to let you know if your student is enrolled or is on the wait list.

WHAT DOES THE YOUTH CENTER OFFER?

  • 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
    • Examples: art, sports, etc.
  • Mini-Courses: Month-long activities that run 1x/week from 4:15-5:15pm. 
    • Mini-courses allow for longer-term projects and skill building. 
    • Examples: Beginner field hockey, photography, swimming lessons, spoken word poetry, international cooking, etc.
  • 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.

STAFF

Gabrielle 2018Gabrielle Hinahara, Director

Gabrielle has directed the Middleton Youth Center since it’s reopening in February of 2014. She loves working with middle school students and finds this work very fulfilling. In particular, Gabrielle enjoys building relationships with the Youth Center’s students and families, supporting the staff and interns, and finding new ways to grow and improve the program. Gabrielle grew up in Middleton and went to college at UW-Madison. She studied environmental studies and Spanish and began working with young people through outdoor education and sustainable agriculture. Outside of her time at the Youth Center, she loves riding her bike, dancing, gardening, travelling, and spending time with the 12 housemates, friends, and kids that live in her co-op house.

John Hunter, Assistant DirectorJohn

John was born in Madison and has lived here most of his life. He graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI in 2012. John’s interests include playing and watching sports, fishing, reading, and playing video games. Before working for the Middleton Youth Center starting in 2015, John worked for one year at the Bridge Lake Point Waunona (BLW) Community Center on the south side of Madison
as a PASS AmerCorps Member.

Danielle 2018Danielle Moore, PASS AmeriCorps Summer Member

Danielle is super excited to be working at the Middleton Youth Center! In 2016-2017, Danielle served as one of the Youth Center’s PASS AmeriCorps members, tutoring students in Literacy at Kromrey, helping supervise the homework room, and leading activities like photography and hip hop dance. Since then, Danielle has worked part-time as the Youth Center’s Youth Worker and this summer is once again serving as a PASS AmeriCorps member. Danielle is a student at UW-Madison and is working on getting a degree in Elementary Education with a Math/Science Minor. During her free time, Danielle enjoys running, hanging out with friends, and sometimes being lazy and watching Netflix. She has also recently developed a passion for exploring different cultures!

Haley Nippert, PASS AmeriCorps MemberHaley

Haley was born and raised in the suburb of Naperville, Illinois, where she spent the first 20 or so years of her life. After graduating from Neuqua Valley High School in early 2013, she initially attended the University of New Haven before transferring to UW Madison. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies, with the intent of attending graduate school in the future. During her time at UW-Madison, Haley was the Culture Editor of Moda Magazine, one of UW’s many PubCom publications. And while she can’t say she’s a big Badger devotee, she remains an avid fan of both their men and women’s hockey teams. Her favorite activities include reading, playing Trivial Pursuit, and marathoning The West Wing on Netflix. She hopes to build on the relationships she’s formed with students during the summer term, whether it’s through assisting in homework room, helping them create art in Radio Club, or simply being a listening ear.

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Akshita Pattnaik, High School Intern

Akshita was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Middleton when she was 5. She has been going to school in Middleton for eleven years-she is now in 10th grade at Middleton High School! She is super excited to be working at the Youth Center for the 2018-2019 year after volunteering here Spring 2018-Summer 2018. She always loves to meet new people and learn new things! In her free time, Akshita is often playing tennis, laughing with her friends, or playing one of the many instruments she plays. When she’s not doing any of those things, you can find her listening to music or watching her favorite shows on Netflix. Akshita’s parents were both born in India so she loves to celebrate and show off her culture!

DONATE

The Middleton Youth Center is a free program funded by the City of Middleton, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, and Dane County. However, in order to be able to offer high-quality programming and field trips, we depend on donations from community members. 

If you would like to support the work of the Middleton Youth Center, please donate online or send your donation to:

Middleton Youth Center
7426 Hubbard Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562

VOLUNTEERING AT THE YOUTH CENTER

  • Tutors for the Homework Help Room: (4:15-6pm) Tutors work with students one-on-one or in small groups, and help keep the homework room a quiet, productive space. We ask that all tutors are able to help with 5th-8th grade level homework in all core subject areas and commit to one day per week for at least one semester.
  • Weekly Activity Leaders: (4:15-5:15pm) Activity leaders commit to planning or supporting a 1-hour long activity once per week for at least one month. For example, leading a weekly art class.

To be considered for a volunteer position, please submit the Volunteer Packet to ghinahara@ci.middleton.wi.us


Youth Center Students Goal Setting PRE Survey, click here.
POST Survey, click here.

Student Mentor Evaluation, click here.

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