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MPS CARES logoMPS C.A.R.E.S. is a community outreach and programming initiative with multiple components aimed at improving community conditions for Milwaukee’s children and young adults. This collaborative initiative is purposed to meet Milwaukee's emerging community needs.

The MPS C.A.R.E.S. components will:

  1. Provide youth with positive activities within safe environments during evenings and weekends
  2. Provide opportunities for residents and youth to express their needs and inform decision making in the district
  3. Mobilize MPS employees to serve the community through volunteerism and through a stronger presence at community events
  4. Address urgent community situations

Initial components include Twilight Centers  and Wellness Days. The district is working with community partners, including the City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Safe & Sound, Inc. to identify and implement additional programming.

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Learn more about MPS C.A.R.E.S.

Twilight Centers

Twilight Centers

MPS Twilight Centers offer programming and extended hours at selected schools so young people (ages 12-18) in the city have a safe place to go in the evening. Summer hours will extended to Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays. Twilight activities include Game rooms open gym, roller skating, movie nights, and other youth enrichment activities. As part of Twilight Summer Stars Basketball Leagues will also be offered from June 20 through July 28.

Wellness days

Wellness Days

Wellness Days offer programming and resources at different sites across the city every other week. These resources are free and available to everyone ages 6 and older. Children ages 6-11 must be accompanied by an adult.

Midnight sports leagues

Midnight Sports Leagues

Midnight sports leagues offer a safe place for young adults to participate in a sport league while connecting them with the many services that Milwaukee has to offer to help them with their personal and professional lives.

  • Basketball skills workshop
  • Family Tae Kwon Do
  • Family Zumba
  • Healthy snacks for families
  • MPS C.A.R.E.S. offers free family activities
  • MPS CARES Washington Game Room
  • Wellness Days Zumba
  • Youth basketball skills
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Phone: 414-475-8811

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