Summertime Madison Matters

Madison Members Win Big!

We are proud to announce that TWO members were recognized for their outstanding entries in the National Competition for Photography and Digital Media. This year, our Columbus Clubhouse entered the competition for the first time after receiving cameras and tablets from our generous partners at Sony. Thanks in part to their support, our members were able to discover new and creative ways to express themselves.

Damien J. won for his photography submission entitled, “Who Am I?” (photo at left) while Huchela D. won for her vocal submission in the “Music Matters” category with an original song and performance entitled, “Everybody Got a Story.” Out of hundreds of applicants, only 16 national winners were chosen in each category and Damien and Huchela are one of the 16 in their respective categories!

Click Here to Hear Huchela's Original Song

Corporate volunteers spend an afternoon of fun at Madison’s Clubs!

At Madison, we recognize that a supportive relationship with caring adults is one of the key elements to positive youth development. Throughout the summer we have welcomed more than 350 corporate employees who volunteered their time at our Clubhouses, becoming “Members for a Day” while mentoring our kids. These relationships have helped members to discover their strengths, learn to take risks, and explore new interests. And the volunteers enjoyed themselves, too! Here is what some of them had to say about their experience:

“Madison is a place full of energy, laughter, and hope. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the kids be active, having fun, and learning at the same time. It’s a wonderful environment.”

“I was surprised at the number of children that Madison is able to help and impact.”

“I would strongly recommend others volunteer so they may experience how much value Madison adds to so many children during the summer.”

“My favorite part of the day was playing with the kids and seeing how motivated and collaborative they were during the scavenger hunt.”

Thank you to Charles Schwab & Co., Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Nestle, Old Navy, PwC, and SocialCode for helping to make the summer such a memorable one for our members!