The Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods are a great place to raise a family in Milwaukee and one of the many reasons for that is the variety of youth activities that are offered here.
A.W.E. provides art making experiences and opportunities for youth development in the Burnham Park, Layton Park, and Silver City neighborhoods. The Truck Studio activates neighborhood parks, playgrounds, and libraries with hands-on art activities guided by a talented team of artists and art educators. The Truck Studio will also be at Burnham Park for two weeks again this summer! Monday-Friday, July 11-15 and July 18-22.
A.W.E.’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program pairs professional artists to work with youth in the creation of public art. Youth are empowered to make decisions around land use, participate in civic engagement, and expand their knowledge of what public art is and can be. The AIR program is currently working with youth at Carmen High School, Doerfler Community School, Escuela Verde, and Greenfield Bilingual. For more information visit the A.W.E. website.
ArtWorks for Milwaukee
For more information on available options visit ArtWorks for Milwaukee website.
Latinos por la Salud Community Walking Club
Tuesdays at 6:00pm starting June 7th
Burnham Park (meet at 35th and Burnham across the street from El Rey)
Enjoy the fresh air in Burnham Park this summer by getting some exercise while also getting to know your neighbors as part of the Latinos por la Salud Community Walking Club. Activities include 30 minutes of walking around the park followed by a fun-filled activity such as Yoga, Nia, or Zumba. Click here for more information.
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Mobile Bike Hub
The Wisconsin Bike Federation(WBF) Mobile Bike Hub promotes a healthy lifestyle through biking by teaching young people how to repair their bikes and educating them on proper bike safety. Highlights of the program include a paid internship program, summer site visits, and community workshops. LBWN partners with WBF. Visit the Bike Fed webpage for more information.
Milwaukee Recreation offers a variety of year-round programming at neighborhood sites, particularly Burnham Park. www.milwaukeerecreation.net
Urban Ecology Center
For youth, just $5 per year will get your child a membership to the Urban Ecology Center Young Scientists Club, which features weekly environmental science programming. The Center also offers Summer Camps and lending of outdoor equipment including bikes, fishing poles, kayaks, and more! www.urbanecologycenter.org