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Safe Places

Safe Places

Click here to see the full 2021-22 site list for our Community Learning Centers and Safe Places! Please contact the listed site director to register and find more information.

Updated Sept. 1, 2021


In partnership with local youth serving and neighborhood agencies, Safe Places offer educational, recreational, and social enrichment activities for youth at MPS elementary, K-8, and high school locations.

Under the direction of trained staff from agency partners, Safe Places provide youth with opportunities to engage in educational and social enrichment activities, and play in safe environments. Safe Places also support families by providing opportunities for parent involvement in various activities and social events.

To register your child for a Safe Place program, call the Safe Place site coordinator at the school location for more information. A blank copy of the Safe Place Youth Participant Registration Form is available below to download and print out. Registration forms must be submitted on-site at the Safe Place school location. Additional forms may be required to be submitted as part of the registration process.

A nominal program fee is charged.

Most Safe Place programs accept Wisconsin Shares childcare subsidies. Please contact the Safe Place site coordinator at the school location for more information.

Forms and Resources


Leighton Cooper, Coordinator

Phone: 414-475-8844
Email: Leighton [at]

Don Bennett, Manager

Phone: 414-475-8474
Email: Don [at]

Helen Hamilton, Supervisor

Phone: 414-475-8569
Email: Helen [at]

Beth-marie Kurtz, Supervisor

Phone: 414-475-8869
Email: Beth [at]

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