Brown Middle School
Madison Youth and Family Services Programs at Brown Middle School
Positive Youth Development (PYD):
Positive youth development is an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth within their communities in a manner that enhances youths' strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.
A leadership program for 6th grade students who want to make a positive change at Brown School through awareness campaigns and serving as role models for their peers. Students are nominated for this program by their team teachers. This group meets every Tuesday afterschool from January to May. Facilitated by Peg Butler.
SWAG! is a joint effort between MYFS and Brown Middle School to foster targeted students’ social skills. After the sixth graders are fully trained in the Allies program they then have the opportunity to practice their new skills through cooperative play and role modeling. The group meets once a week for 6 consecutive weeks during the school day. Allies students are responsible to make up any missed classroom work. Facilitated by
This program matches 5th and 6th graders with highly-motivated, well qualified high school students to provide guidance and positive role modeling. Within the bounds of this positive peer relationship and through mutuality of experience, all young people are given further opportunity to thrive and expand their horizons. This group meets at Brown once a week after school until 4:15PM and runs through April. Space is limited. If interested please contact Katie Volz.
Who's Got The Power
Who's Got The Power is an anti-bullying program offered to 6th graders in health class at Brown Middle School. For 4 days, students will interact with classmates and discuss ways to promote inclusion and kindness at Brown. These interactive sessions help students understand the importance of being an "Ally" to a peer and help them become more aware of the resources and adults who can help them in the school.
Boys Council Lunch Group
This program serves 6th grade boys in a manner that will provide them with social skills that will hopefully lay the foundation needed to help them grow into respected young men. This group has two sessions (Fall and Spring) and meets once a week during the students’ lunch period. Members are referred to the group by the Brown Middle School guidance counselors and space is limited. So if you are interested reach out to Guidance.