Stephanie Williams and her youngest daughter go to school together at the Next Door Foundation in the Metcalfe Park neighborhood. Williams attends GED classes while her daughter participates in the Early Head Start program.
High school student Domonique Whitehurst is one of eight interns at ArtWorks for Milwaukee who worked on anti-drug and violence campaigns this fall. The semester-long program strives to foster collaboration and promote the arts, while training students for careers.
Parents or guardians of children new to the Milwaukee Public School system can now register their child online. This service is a first for Wisconsin and the region, and will simplify the registration process, while increasing the connection between schools and the families.
Four days a week, “Ashley” (not her real name) attends Our Next Generation, a community-based nonprofit that offers after-school academic and enrichment programs. Ashley and her tutor, Sammie Lou Krieger, have worked together for six years, meeting every Monday for a one-on-one tutoring session.
Most members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee leave when they finish high school. But 19-year-old Erick Perkins has returned to the program at North Division High School as a volunteer. The aspiring entertainer credits the club with helping him realize his gift for music.