MSCR Girls Inc. is Helping Girls be Smart, Strong, Bold and Fit: Holistic Fitness and Wellness

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Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) has a unique partnership with Girls Inc. of Greater Madison that offers virtual afterschool clubs this year. Girls Inc. inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold.

This spring, the program featured strong fitness classes on Tuesday nights. The MSCR virtual club has about 130 girls from all MSCR elementary school sites participating. Family members were also invited to join and sample a variety of fun, fitness classes led by MSCR Fitness instructors like WERQ, Strong Girls Strength and Yoga.  The fitness instructors also inspired the girls to be strong using thoughtful and encouraging messages.

According to Leslie Smith, MSCR Girls Inc. Coordinator, “The goal is to help girls find their strengths physically and mentally.  They are a part of a sisterhood with hundreds of other local strong, smart and bold girls.”

The feedback is positive; girls are learning “to love myself,” described Maia, a 4th grader at Nuestro Mundo Elementary School.

“Be confident” and “if you can put your mind to it you can do anything,” described Julia, a second grader at Schenk.


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MSCR Girls Inc. is hosting additional, exciting themed events: Virtual Paint Night on May 11, Virtual Animal Show with Zoozort on May 25 and Virtual STEM Night on June 1. These events will compliment the recorded activity sessions available on the Girls Inc. website that will focus on career exploration through the remainder of the school year.

MSCR is proud to teach girls to be active, healthy and happy and to be offering accessible programming. To learn more about these innovative programs contact Leslie Smith at or go to

Girls Inc. is supported by a Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

MSCR’s mission is to provide accessible and affordable recreation and afterschool programs - MSCR provides child care and enriching afterschool programming at seventeen elementary age sites (including two community centers), twelve middle schools and four high schools in the Madison School District. For more information on afterschool programs please go to or call 608-204-3000.