Our vision is to be a safe haven in the community. Hope MKE has intentional programming that builds trust with youth and keeps them supervised. The arts are a wonderful way to build trust while having fun with all school-age youth. The Lego club and tutoring programs are intentional to offer students academic support and teach new skills like coding. Youth need a space to meet that is safe and judgement free. Our mentoring program is embedded in everything we do to assist developing their life skills. Furthermore, Hope MKE offers reading spaces, computer time and recreational space for all school-age youth. Volunteers evaluate our programming using a YPQA assessment tool that rates many components of our programs and space (http://cypq.org/downloadpqa).
In fact, Hope MKE is part of a few neighborhood collaboratives which have intentional programming and services for youth year-round. Hope MKE expanded its summer KidsFest programming from one-week to seven so youth have a safe place to hang out. The immediate neighborhood, the six points area, is 51% low-to-moderate income. In fact, we are glad to share the City of West Allis distributed a report which stated the city experienced a 20% decline in crime in 2018.
All services provided by Hope MKE are free and supported by generous volunteers and donors. For specific programming dates please follow us on Facebook or checkout our album gallery on Instagram.