(MILWAUKEE) – A recent report published by the After School Alliance found a 70% drop in juvenile crime from 2 to 6 PM over the past two decades thanks in large part to a corresponding increase in the number of after school activities available to school children. There are a number of successful after school programs in the Milwaukee area including one that for more than 15 years has tapped into the potential of young people with activities that bring out their creative side. On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Shirley Descorbeth sought out the success behind True Skool. to learn more about TrueSkool.org Through our free, after school & summer Creative Arts and Hip Hop Culture Sessions TRUE Skool provides a fun, space for participants who seek to advance their knowledge in community building, social justice and to 'how to' creatively address challenges in our communities. Youth and participants will raise their creative voices about important topics such as: Unemployment among teens and young adults Health, wellness and self-care Racial segregation disparities in economics, education and juvenile justice systems Through our wide range of after-school and summer activities, such as community service projects, art, music and dance classes, developing workshops to peer educate, and business classes, youth then become the experts on these topics and begin to develop creative responses and solutions.
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