Teenage girl stands as park peacemaker despite any tensions

Teenage girl stands as park peacemaker despite any tensions

Sherman Park may be getting more attention than any other place in Milwaukee this summer, but this unsung peacemaker knew the ins and outs of her local park and hang out spot way before it made any national headlines.

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Poet and activist steps up

Thomas could be the first person to describe the lasting sting of modern day racism he has felt in Milwaukee, but that only motivates him even more to continue making art and working for justice in his hometown.

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Poet and activist steps up

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Teen recovered from drug addiction, advocates for local youth

Teen recovered from drug addiction, advocates for local youth

You may now hear Arthur speaking out passionately and encouraging youth in Milwaukee at various community events, but not too long ago he was one of the young people in need of this very message of hope and healing.

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Ambassador works to end the cycle of violence after personal experience

Losing her best friend to gun violence changed Dontazsha’s life forever, but the 18-year-old now dedicates herself to making change in her community as a Safe Zones ambassador.

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Ambassador works to end the cycle of violence after personal experience
Youth Council offers platform for youth voices

Youth Council offers platform for youth voices

Inside City Hall, there is a space for young people to raise their voice and take action around the issues that affect them in Milwaukee, giving young people the opportunity to step up as leaders in their city. Payton does not take this important role lightly.

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