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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.

See our Twilight Enrichment Programming here.

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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. Twilight Centers run programming Mondays through Wednesdays from 5:30-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 5:30-10 p.m. Activities include open gym, snack bar, game room, special events, enrichment activities, movie nights, and more.

Wellness days

Free Wellness Events

Wellness Events offer family, healthy activities at different sites across the city, including volleyball, African Dance, zumba, and punt, pass, and kick contests.

Midnight sports leagues

Midnight Sports Leagues

Midnight Sports Leagues offer a safe place for young adults age 17-25 to participate in either basketball or soccer leagues, while also connecting them with the many professional, leadership, and life services throughout Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee Recreation
Phone: 414-475-8811

Phone: (414) 475-8942

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