Neu-Life Response to COVID-19.
Neu-Life continues to serve our families and youth remotely. Since the statewide closure of all K-12 schools on March 13th, Neu-Life has been innovative and resourceful in protecting the health and safety of families while continuing to act as a resource for academic support, mentoring and a critical bridge to community resources related to basic needs.
Unfortunately, we know that the north side of Milwaukee has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, with 70 percent of deaths coming from within the African American community. For twenty years, Neu-Life has helped families in and around Lindsay Heights navigate obstacles to their well-being while providing a safe haven for kids and teens. We’re committed more than ever to making sure Neu-Life families have the resources and support they need.
Annual Show the Love Campaign through February 21st!
We can't do this important work without your help. We ask for your generosity and support to keep this amazing support system going for youth and youth workers on Milwaukee's near northside.
As the weather shifts and the days are getting shorter, we're taking stock here at Neu-Life of the amazing summer that we had. Each year, our staff creates an adventure-filled summer program with learning opportunities spanning the arts, healthy bodies and relationships, gardening, volunteerism, developing professional skills and prevention of risky behaviors, just to name a few.
Our staff are so much more than teachers! They mentor, nurture and inspire our kids; creating a family-like environment where they can work on the things they find challenging, but also strengthen and be rewarded for what they do well. There is no way to fit all those amazing moments into one newsletter, but we wanted to take a moment to share some highlights and say THANK YOU to all who support our programs!
Buy art, support art programs!
Neu-life's ETSY STORE is stocked with items made by hand with love by Neulife youth in partnership with Resident Artists from the community.
Here are just a few of the exciting things Neulife kids will get to did over the summer, suppored by art sales:
- Cultivated and managed Farmfork garden plots
- Built a wooden boat
- Built an ice cream bike
- Pay it Forward neighborhood clean and green project
- Wellness Wednesday afternoons in the park
- Arts and crafts