Thank you for choosing Wisconsin Youth Company School Year Programs!  

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).  

Wisconsin Youth Company is proud to continue our relationship with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide on-site after school programming.  Please carefully review all tabs on this webpage prior to your first day of school.

Leopold Elementary School  |  2602 Post Rd. 

  • After School Program Cell Phone  |  608-445-8032
  • After School Program Hours  | Monday 1:10-5:45 p.m., Tuesday-Friday: 2:35-5:45 p.m.
  • Please note: program will not be offered on mid-day release and no school days. View the full program schedule here 2023-2024 Program Schedule. 
  • After School Program Location  |  Cafeteria – The entrance to the program is located at the doors near the playground on the north side of the building
Meet the Staff  
  • Interim Site Supervisor  |  Sammy Krueger 
  • Group Leaders  |  Charles Jackson, Kaila Gonzalez, Brooklyn Pennie

All staff have education and/or experience related to working with children. They receive training prior to the start of the school year and are certified in first aid and CPR. All program staff receive additional training with updated health & wellness and cleaning & sanitation protocols.  

What to Bring 
  • Extra set of clothing, as needed 

Please do not send your child with any unnecessary items. Toys or other items from home will not be permitted. Wisconsin Youth Company is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property, including clothing.  

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).  

After School Pickup 
  • Parents should park in the parking lot and walk along the side of the building where the playground is located. Enter through the back entrance at the double doors that enter directly into the cafeteria/program space.
  • Once you enter, please sign your child out on the attendance. Please have a form of identification ready at pick-up.
  • If a different pre-authorized pick-up person is planning to pick-up from After School, please notify our administrative office or the site directly  
Daily Activities  
  • Wisconsin Youth Company staff will create weekly lesson plans tiered to the children’s interests 
  • Our program helps children discover new opportunities through our choice-based curriculum  
  • Within the daily activities, children will have a chance to participate in STEM, art projects, community building games, and other various handson activities to expand their developmental growth. Along with developing important life skills such as language, social and emotional skills.  
  • There will be time for daily outdoor recreation (weather permitted) where children will participate in group games and explore the playground 
  • Children are also provided the opportunity to complete homework 
Snack 
  • An afternoon snack will be provided 
  • All snacks served at program are nut-free 
  • Milk will also be served 
  • Please see the Wisconsin Youth Company Program Handbook for more details about snack 

Hello After School families! 

Last month, we focused on doing lots of activities together to celebrate fun national days. Some of the kids’ favorite projects were: 

  • Dirt cups for Groundhogs Day 
  • Bulletin board quilt for Black History Month 
  • Personal pizzas for National Pizza Day  
  • Tissue paper flowers for Valentine’s Day 
  • Kites for National Fly a Kite Day 
  • Cards for National Send a Card to a Friend Day 
  • Mug pancakes for National Pancake Day 

We also revamped our ball bag for outside and have been spending lots of time playing football, soccer, and even volleyball with the warmer weather.  

This month, we are looking forward to warmer weather so that we can do more projects and activities outside. The kids have already started coming up with activities for us to do together. We will be having Camille’s paper airplane competition, playing Kylan’s hover soccer, and continuing to do fun cooking projects! 

We hope everyone enjoys their spring break! Sammy is hoping for some warmer weather so she can take her dog on some extra long walks.

Program Manager Update

Amanda Gartzke, program manager, is leaving Wisconsin Youth Company. We wish her all the best. Your interim Program Manager is Meghan Case. Meghan can be contacted at mcase@wisconsinyouthcompany.org.

Reminders
  • No program March 25-29
  • Registration for summer programs opens Wednesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. The registration team will be available to assist with questions until 6 p.m. this day.
  • Registration for 2024-2025 School Year programs opens Wednesday, April 10 at 4 p.m. The registration team will be available to assist with questions until 6 p.m. this day.
  • Please call the attendance message line at 608-276-9898 to report any absences.
  • Families are encouraged to visit program. Please feel welcome to join your child in play or the staff-led activity while picking up your child(ren) each day.
Weather Guidelines

This chart shows what children need to wear when programs go outside.

Photo Gallery

Program Manager

Meghan Case is the program director for After School at Leopold Elementary. Please feel free to reach out to Meghan if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding program. She is available by email at mcase@wisconsinyouthcompany.org.

Please note: Families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).  

Site Cell Phone Number: 608-445-8032  |  This number can be used to call or text Wisconsin Youth Company staff at your child(ren)’s location during program hours. Please note that staff are engaged with children during program hours and may not be able to answer. Please leave a message and they will get back to you.  

24-Hour Attendance Message Line:  608-276-9898  |  Please call the message line when your child(ren) will be absent from program. All absences must be reported. Please leave a message regarding your child(ren)’s name, program, and the date(s) of absence.  

Administrative Office: 608-276-9782 ext. 0  |  If you need immediate assistance, please contact our administrative office. Our administrative office can also assist you with your registration questions.  

Wisconsin Youth Company Email: info@wisconsinyouthcompany.org   |  To communicate with our administrative or registration team or if you have questions regarding your account please send us an email.