E.B. Garner has been teaching kids to fish at Washington Park Pond for 15 years, since promising a neighbor boy he’d teach him if his grades and behavior improved. What started as a group of 12 grew to 400 during Wisconsin’s annual Free Fishing Weekend in early June.
Arts @ Large works with public schools to provide an arts education for all students by empowering teachers and putting them in contact with artists. The organization recently won a national award for its work.
PEARLS for Teen Girls’ 10,000 Girls Initiative will extend the organization’s programming, broadening its reach to the neediest populations while increasing the cultural diversity of girls served.
More schools and students participated in the second year of the Lindsay Heights Academic Olympics, where young people could demonstrate their math skills.
A new project organized by the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures program at UW-Milwaukee will help Thurston Woods residents share their stories. Students will interview residents and archive community history.
Students from Westside Academy II marched alongside community members in a peace rally that concluded with the dedication of a memorial garden for victims of violence.
In an emotional ceremony, the Boys & Girls Clubs Stein Scholars pre-college program celebrated its 33 graduating high school seniors and its first class of graduating college students.
Milwaukee high school students have collaborated with a local non-profit arts agency to design and present a museum-quality exhibition about the open housing marches of 1967-68.
Girls on the Run, an international program for pre-teens, celebrated the end of the season at a 5K walk/run at Veterans Park.
The Martin Drive neighborhood recently opened two Little Free Libraries, a book exchange intended to help promote literacy.