• We're busy planning Summer of Champions 2016 -- fabulous field trips, outdoor adventures, exciting weekly themes!
    We're busy planning Summer of Champions 2016 -- fabulous field trips, outdoor adventures, exciting weekly themes!
  • Register now for 2015-2016 AFTER SCHOOL programs!
    Register now for 2015-2016 AFTER SCHOOL programs!

Programs

AFTER SCHOOL, Wisconsin Youth Company’s oldest and largest program —safe places where kids belong, where friendship comes first and community is created. Homework help, hobbies, hands-on learning, games, sports, science, drama, cooking, fun. Join us for before school, after school, all day and break programs. Drop-in available, space permitting. Begin. Believe. Belong.

After School Middle School U is a program for students entering grades 6-8. After the school day ends, join your friends and pursue hobbies and build life skills in a fun, safe environment. Students will engage in physical group games and activities, indoors and outdoors, getting creative with fun crafts and discover the world through science projects.

World Language—learning a language opens the door to other cultures. And learning about other cultures enriches us and helps us live in our complex world. When children participate in our language classes they meet and make friends
with other children who share their interest in being part of a larger cultural community.

Want to go to summer day camp? Every day is packed with snappy, theme-based fun that gets kids involved, moving and creating. There’s plenty of nurturing for the youngest campers as they learn what it means to be a part of the camp community. Older kids get to safely test their independence and choice-making skills on a range of hands-on activities.

Circus Immersion, Theater Immersion, and World Language Immersion Camps (offered in the summer, and in Madison only) challenge children to reach their highest potential. Whether their passion is language and culture, circus arts or theater production, campers will surprise themselves and you with what they accomplish. Kids create a tight-knit team as they work towards end-of-camp performances. Friendships blossom and you can see the sense of accomplishment on their faces. Reach! Be spectacular!

Middle school age students can pursue a hobby or build life skills in a range of hands-on courses at Middle School U. Free time with just the right amount of supervision enhances the growing independence of youth entering grades 6-9.

Wander Wisconsin is our program for kids who crave adventure and variety, and at the same time need and want to connect to nature in a meaningful way. Travel Clubs allow them to see the best of Wisconsin’s natural areas and attractions on day trips. Wander Camps focus on learning about the natural world and experiencing an appreciation of it, through hands-on recreation skills like canoeing.

Program Updates

Registration Open
  • 2015-2016 drop-in registration
  • 2015-2016 all day and spring break programs
  • 2015-2016 before and after school programs
Deadlines
  • 2016 World Language deadline to register is January 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Cancellations
  • Stoughton's all day programs have been canceled for the reminder of the 15-16 school year
  • Kettle Moraine's 2015-2016 Middle School U program has been canceled
  • Swallow's 2015-2016 before school program has been canceled
  • Lowell's 2015-2016 AFTER SCHOOL program has been canceled
  • Kegonsa's 2015-2016 AFTER SCHOOL program has been canceled
  • School Cancellations and Closings:  If school is canceled, delayed, or closed early due to inclement weather, physical plant problems, or other emergencies, AFTER SCHOOL will not operate. School closing announcements will be made on the radio, TV, email, incoming message and/or our website, wisconsinyouthcompany.org. In the event of inclement weather, if schools are open but the weather is worsening, AFTER SCHOOL will operate, but we ask that parents pick up their children as early as possible. There is no credit or fee reduction for days missed.

Happenings

  • A big congratulations to our AFTER SCHOOL Program Manager Ashley Rose, as she was selected to be apart of the Leading with Emotional Intelligence Fellowship through The National AfterSchool Association!

    The National AfterSchool Association’s six-month Leading with Emotional Intelligence Fellowship is designed to develop the emotional intelligence (EQ) of after school leaders and focuses on vital strategies to improve program leadership, staff development and relationships. The National AfterSchool Association is proud to announce the inaugural Leading with Emotional Intelligence Fellows.

  • Celebrating Youth! stage at Kids Expo 2016: 
    March 5-6, 2016

  • Elver Park Neighborhood Center (EPNC) is honored to receive a $25,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation for the renovation of its’ kitchen.  EPNC is honored to be awarded an additional $10,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation to be put toward our kitchen renovation project. The Evjue Foundation is the charitable arm of The Capital Times newspaper. It was established in 1970 and since then has contributed $53 million to organizations working to improve the quality of life in Madison and Dane County.  We greatly appreciate the foundation supporting our work to improve the lives of families in the Elver Park neighborhood.  Learn More
  • WYC is pleased to be a member of AmazonSmile. When you shop smile.amazon.com, you have the same experience as shopping on Amazon, but 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to the charitable organization of your choice, at no extra cost to you. If you shop on Amazon, we would very much appreciate your support.  All donations go to our scholarship fund so that more children can participate in WYC programs.
     
  • Looking to hear more about our programs and/or to re-enroll with Constant Contact to receive emails from Wisconsin Youth Company, please contact Julie, jmonahan@wisconsinyouthcompany.org.