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Summer SLAM

Effective Tuesday, July 16, all Summer SLAM classes and programs will be moved from Olson Middle School to Jefferson High School for the remainder of the summer schedule. For those who are registered, Extended Care will also be moved to Jefferson.

Jefferson is located two blocks east of Olson at 4001 W. 102nd St. Please enter through Door #1, the school’s main entrance.

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Locations and Hours

Galaxy Youth Centers are located at Bloomington's three middle schools.  Galaxy offers after school programming on regularly scheduled school days from the first day of school until the Friday before Memorial Day.  

Hours of Operation

Oak Grove Middle Galaxy          2-5 p.m.   952-681-6606
Olson Middle Galaxy                  2-5 p.m.   952-806-8607
Valley View Middle Galaxy        2-5 p.m.   952-681-5807

Release Days

Release days are days when school is not in session. There is no Galaxy programming on school release days, including early release days.


School activity buses will transport students home at 4:45 p.m.

Personal Belongings

We recommend that students do not bring valuable items such as cell phones, money, CD's and personal stereos to the youth center. Video games with violent themes and music with inappropriate language are not allowed at Galaxy. Galaxy Youth Centers cannot be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property.

Galaxy Rules

  • All youth must follow staff direction
  • All youth must be respectful and have appropriate conduct while riding the bus
  • Youth are not allowed in the halls or outside without staff permission

Galaxy does NOT tolerate:

  • Inappropriate language or touching
  • Fighting, intimidation or harassment of others
  • Vandalism, misuse or abuse of property
  • Disrespectful behavior toward other youth or staff
  • Possession of drugs, alcohol or tobacco during Galaxy programming
  • Weapons (or look-alike weapons) of any kind
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