Medford-in-the-Middle (MinM), a local non-profit organization, and the West Medford Community Center (WMCC), a longstanding community resource, are joining forces to offer an afternoon middle-school youth club during the 2013-2014 school year.
The club will offer a safe, healthy, learning environment for a variety of activities and content intended to inspire middle school children to study, stay active, socialize, and develop and share skills, expertise and ideas. It will operate out of the WMCC at 111 Arlington St, West Medford on weekdays that the Medford Public Schools are in session. Coverage is planned for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays but may vary depending on interest and needs.
The club will be organized as a volunteer-supported community cooperative, staffed by CORIed parent volunteers, senior volunteers and university students. Staff will supervise and support homework sessions, sporting activities, projects, and other events. Club members will be encouraged to plan, design and implement their own projects and activities.
The club will be open, on a drop-in basis, to Medford students aged 10-14yrs or Grade 6-8. Younger siblings 8yrs or older will be accommodated if the parent is volunteering, provided space is available.
To join the club, a student will need to complete a registration form, provide evidence of adequate immunization, and submit payment for the participant fee of $100/year, which includes a youth membership for WMCC. Limited financial assistance is available and installment payments can be arranged. Completed registration forms along with fee will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited.
For more information or to express interest in joining the club, please contact: Medfordinthemiddle@gmail.com
MEDFORD-IN-THE-MIDDLE (MinM) is an independent non-profit organization, founded by local parents Maria Scott and Deborah Soule, which aims to support Medford ‘middle-schoolers’ and their families by providing resources and opportunities appropriate to and enriching the middle-school experience.
The WEST MEDFORD COMMUNITY CENTER (WMCC) operates under the guidance of current WMCC President Brian Collins and a Board of Directors. It offers a forum to connect the diverse people of West Medford and the Mystic River Valley through social, educational, cultural, health and recreational activities.
- Submitted by Deborah Soule