by Lauren Thill | 11/13/2017 - 2:23pm

 Looking north with Monona Bay on the left, and Franklin Elementary School on the right (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Looking north with Monona Bay on the left, and Franklin Elementary School on the right (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

The Early College STEM Academy, created in partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and Madison Area Technical College (MATC), will help make pursuing a STEM degree more accessible to Madison high school students; especially for students of color. 

by Lauren Faust | 11/08/2017 - 11:36am

(Photo courtesy of Girls on the Run South Central Wisconsin)(Photo courtesy of Girls on the Run South Central Wisconsin)

“Keep going, you’re doing great. Don’t give up!”

These are the words of 5th grader Holly Kurian, who is cheering on her friends from the sidelines of a Girls on the Run practice on a beautiful sunny day at Randall Elementary School. Kurian is a runner with Girls on the Run, a program that builds self-confidence and leadership skills in young women. She enjoys every minute of it.

by Lauren Thill | 08/14/2017 - 12:24pm


Even in the middle of the summer, the Simpson Street Free Press South Towne newsroom is busy with students learning and writing. The newsroom is filled with resources for students—from a library full of sources , to the volunteers who help students revise their articles.  

The newsroom exemplifies SSFP’s mission to actively help students learn in out-of-school time in a high-impact, effective fashion. 

by Kate Jungers | 07/13/2017 - 2:40pm

A young girl walked into a Madison public high school one Monday morning this spring. Her hair had been done professionally, her nails were polished and manicured. She was sporting a new, expensive outfit, and she spoke to her friends about the hotels she had stayed in that weekend.

The girl was also homeless.

by Karen Hess | 03/26/2015 - 1:49pm

Fit Youth Initiative works physical activity into afterschool programs

by Franco Latona | 10/15/2014 - 8:06am

World's only kids-chartered credit union operates at Boys and Girls Clubs and teaches financial literacy

by Rachel Schulze | 05/16/2014 - 5:37pm

Project sought to create a record of how kids live today

by Jessica Levine | 02/14/2014 - 3:24pm

Organizations provide Shabbat dinner for students who are away from home

Tags: City Life, Food, Youth
by Rachel Schulze | 01/29/2014 - 3:45pm

UW, the Urban League and the United Way among groups with ongoing efforts to close gap

by Stephanie Sykes | 01/21/2014 - 2:00am

Program connects UW-Madison and Edgewood students with area kids to learn about college life

by Karen Hess | 01/14/2014 - 2:00am

 Lego Clubs and other hands-on event take a broader view of what learning means

by Rachel Schulze | 11/19/2013 - 11:29am

Event part of Neighborhood House's variety of offerings