On October 24th, the Northside Youth Council held the first annual Youth Empowerment Summit.
Participants attended workshops about getting a job, going to college, and healthy relationships, learned about fun programs they can join in their community, opportunities to volunteer, watched inspiring dance, singing and spoken word performances, ate delicious food and rocked out at a dance party.
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Northside Youth Activities
MSCR Youth Programs in North/East Side Schools
Community Learning Centers
MSCR provides Community Learning Centers (CLCs) in three north side MMSD elementary schools. Community Learning Centers provide after school academic support and enrichment activities for K-5th grade students and families who live in the school attendance area for the CLC site. CLC registration is open to all students who meet the grant criteria for academic support, including those attending private and parochial schools and those who are home schooled.
- Lake View Elementary 204-4055
- Lindbergh Elementary 204-6541
- Mendota Elementary 204-7858
MSCR Middle School Directors
Each middle school has Middle School Activity Director to coordinate after school activities for students. Check the MSCR booth at middle school registration in August for a complete listing or check with the following individual at your school to learn more about club and sport opportunities.
- Black Hawk Maria Riordan 204-4438
- O’Keeffe Abbye Dinkins 204-6863
- Sherman Betsy Peterson 204-2132
Youth Resource Centers
The Madison Metropolitan School District and MSCR have received grants from Dane County Human Services, Department of Public Instruction and the United Way of Dane County in order to establish Youth Resource Centers at nine MMSD Middle Schools. A variety of after school, evening and weekend recreation activities, educational opportunities and service opportunities are offered for students and families. For more information, please contact the Middle School Activity Director at your child’s school.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Middle School Clubs
A variety of special interest clubs are available at all MMSD middle schools. Please contact the MSCR Activity Director at your school. Clubs may include horseback riding, drama, music, bowling, chess, dance, skiing, and more. Clubs are based on student interest at each school. Fees may be charged for some clubs.
AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS
Middle School Sports
There are selected after school team sports are available at all MMSD middle schools. Please contact the MSCR Activity Director at your school. Sports offered in the past have included volleyball, flag football, basketball, wrestling, tennis, soccer and softball. Competition is with other MMSD middle schools.
MSCR HIGH SCHOOL REC SPECIALIST
Each high school has a REC Specialist. The REC Specialist has specific days that they spend at each school. Listed below are the sites, the REC Specialist and the direct number for their office.
- East High School – Tauri Robinson, 204-1752, Room 129 D
- Shabazz High School – Tauri Robinson, 204-2425, Room 31
REC – Recreation & Enrichment Centers: MSCR provides a variety of after school, evening and weekend recreation activities, educational opportunities and service opportunities for students. For more information about after school activities contact the REC Specialist at each school.
High School Clubs & School Clubs: A variety of special interest clubs are available at all MMSD high schools. After school clubs typically run from 3:45 – 5:15 pm. Clubs typically do not run on Fridays. Please contact the REC Specialist at your school for specific clubs, times and days of the week that clubs are offered at your school. Clubs may include Latin Dance, skiing, break dancing, homework club, fitness classes and more! Clubs are based on student interest at each school. Other clubs may be formed based on student input, interest and club leader availability.
High School Extramural Sports: After school extramural sports are available at all MMSD high schools to students not currently on the WIAA team for the same sport. Extramural sports practice one day per week after school and compete on Saturdays. Girls are allowed to play on both a coed & girls team. Girls and coed Volleyball are offered in the fall and Boys Basketball is held in the winter. For more information about after school sports contact REC Specialist, Tauri Robinson at 204-1752 or 204-2425.