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Events

Find local events for young people

Programs

Learn more about youth programming

Employment

AWE

Artists Working in Education

Artists Creating with Young People in Public Spaces

Artworks For Milwaukee

Artworks For Milwaukee

Combining Arts Engagement with Workforce Development

Americorps

Americorps

Bringing Americans Together to Serve Communities

City Year

City Year Milwaukee

Help Students Become Who They'll Be Tomorrow

Boys and Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Agents for Positive Change

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Helping Children Realize Their Potential & Build Their Futures

Milwaukee City Hall

City of Milwaukee

Find a Job with Purpose

City on a Hill

City On A Hill

A Place of Transformation

COA Youth

COA Youth & Family Centers

Family is at the Center of Everything We Do

Earn and Learn

Earn & Learn 

Milwaukee's Summer Youth Internship  Program and Community Work Experience

Employ MKE

Employ Milwaukee

Connecting Job Seekers with Education, Training & Resources

First Stage

First Stage Children’s Theatre

Extraordinary Theater Experiences for All Ages

Hope House MKE

Hope House of Milwaukee

Ending Homelessness & Creating Healthy Communities

La Cause

La Causa

Where Children & Families Come First

Milwaukee Succeeds

Milwaukee Succeeds

Success for Every Child in Every School, Cradle to Career

Milwaukee Christian Center

Milwaukee Christian Center

Relief for Milwaukee’s Poorest Residents

Milwaukee Youth Council

Milwaukee Youth Council

A Powerful and Diverse Group of Young Leaders Committed to Making a Difference in Milwaukee

 

MKE County

Milwaukee County

Make a Difference in Your Community

MPL

Milwaukee Public Library

Become a Teen Outreach Intern

 Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House of Milwaukee

Building Community, Transforming Lives & Strengthening Families

Pathfinders

Pathfinders

Empowering Youth. Changing Lives.

PEAK

The PEAK Initiative

Bringing Out the Limitless Potential in Young Leaders

Pearls For Teen Girls

Pearls for Teen Girls

Supporting Girls in Developing Skills for Personal Growth

Running Rebels

Running Rebels

A Positive Alternative Outlet for Milwaukee Youth

Safe and Sound

Safe & Sound

Unite for A Safer Milwaukee

Events

Emerging Leader Day of Action

Wednesday, June 21 - 9:00am to 2:00pm - Browning Elementary, 5440 N .64th St. 

For Day of Action 2023, our Emerging Leaders and volunteers from other United Way Donor Networks and the community at large will come together to paint a mural, do some gardening, and clean up the grounds at Browning Elementary and Silver Spring Neighborhood Center to help prepare them for the upcoming school year.


Summerfest Briggs & Stratton Supply Drive

Saturday, June 24 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm - Summerfest Mid Gate, E. Chicago St. & N. Jackson St.

Help support local students by donating needed hygiene supplies and get a FREE Summerfest ticket. The first 1,500 people to donate NEW socks, deodorant, and/or feminine hygiene products (socks preferred, due to greatest need), with a total minimum value of $10, will receive one (1) FREE General Admission Summerfest ticket, valid for the day and time of the promotion only. All donations will be distributed to Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership schools.


ACLU WI - Summer Justice Institute

JULY 24, 2023 (ALL DAY)  – JULY 28, 2023 (ALL DAY)

Are you a high school student interested in learning more about civic engagement, speaking your truth, and advocating for your community? If so, the Summer Justice Institute hosted by the ACLU of Wisconsin might be just for you!

The Summer Justice Institute (SJI) is a week-long day camp program that combines arts and civic engagement instruction for students who are interested in leadership and making positive changes in their communities!

SJI is open to all high school students, with a preference for MPS students. The event is entirely FREE! All meals and supplies for the workshops will be provided.

Programs

ACLU of Wisconsin

Each summer , the ACLU of WI, in partnership with community groups and leaders, has provided approximately 40 high school students, a FREE two-week intensive camp experience teaching essential leadership and social justice issues, skills and techniques for civic engagement. At the Summer Justice Institute (SJI) students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in Wisconsin today.

207 E Buffalo St., Suite 325
414-272-4032

All Hands Boatworks Summer Camps

Our Summer Camps welcomes campers who are ready to engage in a meaningful experience away from home. We offer a variety of programs and activities, with on the water experiences. These programs are FREE to students living in the City of Milwaukee. Ages: 10-15

AHB Boat Yard, 1313 W. Mount Vernon Ave.
414-404-8213
[email protected]

Artists Working in Education - Summer Truck Studio

AWE’s Truck Studio offers free drop-in arts enrichment activities with dedicated teams of teaching artists who activate parks, libraries, and other public spaces with engaging hands-on art experiences for youth and their caregivers.

Check their online calendar for various locations throughout the summer. 

414-933-3877

Arts Camp: The Art of Nature

The summer of 2023 theme is Bugs don’t Bug Me, where we will learn about different insects and bugs and the vital role they play in our ecosystem. Campers will develop an appreciation of the natural world through hands-on activities, increase self-confidence, and develop creative problem-solving skills as they work with peers. Students entering grades 1 to 6.

19805 W. Capital Dr. 
262-373-5037
[email protected] 

ArtWorks for Milwaukee

ArtWorks for Milwaukee combines arts engagement with workforce development through intensive paid internships for teens throughout the year. 

207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 600
414-708-9996

Badger Boys State


Badger Boys State is a week-long program that educates young men on how to become more impactful community leaders. High school students between their junior and senior years learn how our government system works by creating their own city, county, and state level governments. Free, Ages: 16-17

 

UW-Eau Claire, 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire
608-745-1090
[email protected]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee

 

It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to start a meaningful mentoring relationship. For over 40 years, we’ve been able to recruit, screen, match, and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of thousands of young people. Offers year-round mentorship opportunities, including the summer months.


788 N. Jefferson St., Suite 600

414-607-0135
[email protected]

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee Summer Camp

Camp Whitcomb/Mason hosts day and overnight campers every summer offering activities that foster self-confidence, personal growth, and a sense of wonder. Campers will enjoy exploring the outdoors, swimming, fishing, creating art projects, and much more. Ages: 7-17

W294 N8436, Camp Whitcomb Rd, Hartland
262-538-1190
[email protected]

Black Arts MKE, Inc.

Our month-long, in-person Camp focuses on youth authentic voice through the performing arts. We guide youth to spark creative self-discovery through storytelling. New this year - introduction to social justice filmmaking. Youth will be the center of their own narratives, music, and movement, emphasize that their stories matter, and celebrate their unique voice.

929 N. Water St.
414-270-4494

City on a Hill – Church in the City

 

Church in the City offers a youth community group that meets bi-weekly on Fridays, from 5:45-7pm. Activities vary for each meeting and are decided upon when everyone arrives: talk, teaching, board games, ping pong in the basement, etc. Other info for programs such as vacation bible school and summer camps, can be made available by contacting the church office.

 

2648 N. Hackett Ave.
414-961-1122
[email protected]

Discovery Wolrd Summer Camp

This camp encourages campers to explore their interests, acquire abilities, and find their passion. Discovery World is partnering with the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (MCSC) to also teach water safety, sail rigging and theory, basic maneuvers, and more.

500 N. Harbor Dr.
414-765-8625
[email protected] 

Casa Romero Renewal Center

Casa Romero's Youth Programs cultivate students' self awareness, leadership capacity, faith life and commitment to service, with the aim of empowering Milwaukee's urban youth to be a powerful voice in their community as agents of hope and positive change. Summer programs include Art Club, Soccer Camp, and Comunidad de Amigos Music Camp. 

423 W. Bruce St.
414-224-7564

The Center for Self-Sufficiency

The Center for Self-Sufficiency (CFSS) Safe City MKE project serves at-risk youth, grades 6 to 12. The program integrates group mentoring, personal development through indoor/outdoor experiential learning activities including a combination of horseback riding, hiking, ATV adventures, canoeing, zip line, outdoor theatre, go carting, and skiing, as well as healthy relationship and sexual risk avoidance education.

728 N. James Lovell St. 
414-270-4631

City Champs Foundation

Our 8 week programs open the door to martial arts and boxing. Our starting point is simple body movements and work our way up to specific self defense orientated movements. The classes are accessible to almost all athletic abilities and our coaches are trained to help all understand to the best of their abilities. 

117 W. Walker St. #26
[email protected]​​​​​​​

COA Youth & Family Center Summer Sessions

COA’s fun-filled summer sessions allow campers to experience cookouts/outdoor camping (depending on age), boating, archery, sports, swimming, art, nature and more. The Counselors-in-Training program is designed for older campers to develop more in-depth job readiness skills.

909 E. North Ave.
414-263-8383
[email protected]

Diverse and Resilient

Diverse and Resilient Youth Programming works to create gender inclusive and affirming environments for all youths in high school and young people. We empower QTBIPOC to explore their identities, understand healthy relationships, make proud choices, promote resilience, & connect to peers and community through programming, mentorship, peer support, leadership opportunities, and career readiness. Youth Empowerment Space (YES) is a weekly in-person and virtual space that invites all youths who have an interest in LGBTQIA+ advocacy, social justice, and learning more about gender and identity. Youth programming Thursdays 5-6:30pm. 

2439 N. Holton St.
414-242-0730

First Stage Summer Theater Academy


First Stage Theater Academy is the nation’s leading theater training program for young people. Students in grades K4-12 will develop skills in musical theater, scene study, Shakespeare, improvisation, and much more, while simultaneously building life skills, such as confidence, focus, and teamwork, learning from the area’s leading theater artists. One, two, three, and four-week sessions are available.

 

Youth Arts Center
325 W. Walnut St.
414-267-2970
[email protected]

Mentor Greater Milwaukee

MENTOR Greater Milwaukee (MGM) is an advocate for the expansion of quality mentoring in Metro Milwaukee and a resource for mentors and mentoring initiatives county-wide. MGM will work collaboratively across sectors to support existing and emerging organizations that provide mentoring services to youth. 

1543 N. 2nd St.
414-604-5531

Milwaukee Public Library

Staff from MPL’s Education & Outreach department bring the Super Reader Squad and Teen Summer Challenge to child cares, camps, and community learning centers around the city so children & teens can participate through their summer programs.

414-286-3011

MKE Recreation After School Program

Milwaukee Recreation (the Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Recreation & Community Services) serves to strengthen and extend the bond between public education and the community. Milwaukee Recreation enriches the lives of Milwaukee's youth, adults, and families through many innovative programs. These programs are designed to improve the academic achievement of all students during non-school hours, strengthen families, reduce crime in the neighborhoods, and enhance the well-being of all residents.

5225 W. Vliet St. #162
414-475-8180

MPS Free Summer Meals for Kids

This summer, save time and money by letting Milwaukee Public Schools prepare meals for your kids! MPS will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program at MPS locations that provide Milwaukee Recreation summer programming. Children from the community can also receive free meals at locations that participate in the Summer Food Service Program. 

[email protected]
414-475-8370 

My Sista’s KeepHer

My Sista's KeepHer is focused on youth and poetry to promote healing. To encourage and inspire young girls and women to love themselves and each other using the art of positive self-expression. We use poetry as a tool to show that when you stand and share your story in an empowering way it not only heals you, but may heal someone else. 

414-745-4946

Our Next Generation

ONG focuses on helping children 1st through 12th grade develop essential academic, interpersonal and life skills that produce self-sufficient, responsible and productive adults. For each child, the primary objectives of our academic and character-developing programs are to build self-confidence, an entrenched sense of belonging and a strong sense of personal value and self-worth

3421 W. Lisbon Ave.
414-344-2111

PEARLS for Teen Girls

PEARLS invites girls 5-12th grade to engage in fun, virtual, summer activities once a week from 2-3 pm for free!Programming Includes:-Wellness circles-Barbershop real talks-Social-emotional coaching series

1805 N. Dr. MLK Drive
414-485-6474

Running Rebels

The Running Rebels Community Organization engages the community, youth, and their families, prevents involvement in gangs, drugs, violence, and the juvenile justice system, intervenes and guides youth by assisting them with making positive choices, and coaches youth through their transition into adulthood. 

1300 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.
414-316-5222

Safe and Sound

Our mission is to reunite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. Get involved by attending monthly events hosted by Safe & Sound Inc. or other community organizations.

801 W. Michigan St.
414-788-1912

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center

At Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, we have a program for every age and every stage. Prorams include Child Care, After School, Meal, Anti-Violence and Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Academic & Personal Development, Sports, and also Adult Employment. 

5460 N. 64th St.
414-463-7950

STEM to Stern at the Milwaukee Rowing Club

The fundamental principle of the Milwaukee Rowing Club is to provide to the community, at minimum cost, the broadest possible access to rowing as a recreational and competitive sport.

1990 N. Commerce St.

Unity in Motion (Camp Kindred)

We develop new generations of diverse, culturally competent, empowered leaders equipped with the skills, values, and relationships necessary to disrupt the cycle of segregation by building just, equitable, and loving communities.

PO Box 511131
414-885-5560

Urban Ecology Center

Young Scientists Club is our after-school drop-in program for school-age children. Students and volunteers who participate in Young Scientists Club help to steer activities based on their own interests. Volunteers help kids stay engaged in activities whether it be yoga, gardening or cooking the food they grow.

[email protected] 

Wild Space Dance Company 

Wild Arts: Summer Creative Arts Camp  - Wild Space Dance Company's mission is to expand the audience for contemporary dance through performance and outreach programs in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout southeastern Wisconsin, reaching diverse communities.

820 E. Knapp St.
414-271-0307

Youth Forward MKE

A high school success initiative run by Milwaukee Succeeds. We are focused on shifting power to young people and ensuring students have a VOICE in their education.

101 W. Pleasant St., Suite 210
414-336-7035

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