KidsFest SUMMER CAMP
Every year Hope MKE hosts a free summer camp, KidsFest, for our neighborhood.
We are preparing for our 5th annual KidsFest. We have grown in attendance each year thanks to community support. KidsFest will take place July 13th - August 21st, 2020. Hope MKE offers youth programming year-round and this is our big event to kick-off summer. This years start date has been pushed back because of COVID-19. As of now, we are still preparing to host KidsFest 2020. This program is key to our mission of helping transform communities one person at a time with Godlike compassion by strengthening individuals and restoring families.
Due to our involvement and those who are part of the neighborhood collaborative within the City of West Allis, we have seen a decline in crime rates by 20%. The West Allis community lives 17% under the federal poverty level and most of our students receive a free or reduced lunch at school. We are located in the six points neighborhood on the eastbound side of West Allis and we are in the most at-risk neighborhood in a community that lives 51% under the federal median income levels.
It is important for us to be with our neighbors. Liberty Heights Park, the park we do KidsFest at, is one of the busiest parks in our area. All summer long you will see kids out there enjoy it with their friends. A majority of the time, kids will come unsupervised, which can cause problems. Us being in the park with constructive programming is key for the neighborhoods success!