Most young people in Milwaukee who don’t belong to after-school programming aren’t skipping out on that programming by choice, according to a 2013 survey of 1,000 area youth.
“The vast majority of those who do not participate in after-school programs indicate that lack of awareness is their number one barrier,” said Reggie Moore, founder and senior strategist at the Center for Youth Engagement. The Milwaukee-based nonprofit organization, which conducted the survey last spring, provides support and resources to schools, other nonprofits and public institutions offering quality services to youth.
To better connect Milwaukee kids and teens to after-school opportunities, the Center for Youth Engagement is developing a mobile app and website that will inventory and map hundreds of after-school programs and services in Milwaukee.
Read more about the project, titled Youth Map Milwaukee, in the April 14 edition of BizTimes Milwaukee.