MSCR will enhance the quality of life for individuals in the Madison Metropolitan School District and for the community by providing recreation and enrichment opportunities year-round that are accessible to all.
As a department of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), MSCR will:
1) Support the Mission of MMSD by:
a) Cultivating the potential of every student through provision of arts and enrichment, sports and after-school programs.
b) Enhancing academic excellence and love of learning in youth through tutoring and enrichment programs.
c) Engaging students positively during after school hours in activities that build self esteem, improve social behavior, and develop students to their full potential.
d) Serving as the designated Supplemental Services provider for schools not meeting Annual Yearly Progress (AYP).
e) Providing wrap-around programming for students in pre-K through grade 8 enrolled in summer school.
f) Utilizing program curriculum that teaches the value of community service and civic engagement.
g) Embracing the full richness and diversity of students by reflecting diversity through staffing, programs and professional development.
h) Developing global citizens through program curriculum, youth leadership development and job training programs.
i) Providing a full range of inclusion options for students with disabilities.
j) Showcasing public schools as vibrant learning and activity centers for people of all ages.
2) Provide Programs Meeting Expressed Community Needs That:
a) Promotes the benefits of and engages the entire community in life-long learning and leisure.
b) Are responsive to community needs in a variety of facilities including schools, community centers and private facilities.
c) Are high quality and well attended, representing participants from all Madison neighborhoods.
d) Reflects racial, cultural and socio-economic diversity of Madison through staffing, programming and participation.
e) Are coordinated with other governmental agencies and community based organizations.
f) Promotes fitness, health, wellness, creativity and personal growth.
3) Pursue Resources For Programs Through:
a) Volunteer recruitment, training, placement and evaluation.
b) Support from grants and foundations and donations from businesses and individuals.
c) Partnerships with community based organizations and other governmental agencies.
d) A fee structure that reflects affordability and responsible fiscal planning.
4) Model Leadership in the Recreation Field and in the Community by:
a) Promoting the individual, community, environmental and economic benefits of recreation.
b) Participating in local, state and national professional organizations.
c) Sharing knowledge, expertise, and staff resources.
d) Seeking opportunities for public recognition and improved awareness of MSCR.