Running Rebels Community Organization

Running Rebels Community Organization Running Rebels Community Organization's EPIC mission is to Engage the community, youth, and their families, Prevent involvement in gangs, drugs, violence, and the juvenile justice system, Intervene and guide youth through their transition into adulthood.
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Since 1980, the Running Rebels Community Organization has been dedicated to developing Milwaukee’s youth mentally, physically and spiritually. By offering a youth program that focuses on education and recreational activities, Running Rebels provides Milwaukee’s youth with positive alternatives to gangs and substance abuse. Victor Barnett, the founder of the 30 year old organization states, "I wanted to provide an alternate outlet for the youth and help them (stay) out of trouble. I wanted to show them that someone does care about their needs." For his efforts, Victor received one of channel 12's "12 WHO CARE" awards for his tireless work over the past years with the young men in the community. He has also been featured several times on WTMJ Channel 4's "Positively Milwaukee" for his unique and engaging programming. Through respect, teamwork and discipline, he has helped to mold hundreds of young men into responsible members of your society. Running Rebels programs for high risk youth include mentoring, tutoring, crisis stabilization, anger management, daily living skills, an after-school and summer safe and sound program and separate programs for serious chronic offenders and firearm offenders. Running Rebels also provides innovative programming to appeal to a broader cross- section of youth. These programs include a high-caliber AAU boys basketball team, a music instruction program and a youth entrepreneurial program which aims at developing skills and income-producing opportunities in the areas of lawn care, audio/visual and studio production, catering and T-shirt designing/distribution. The RUNNING REBELS will continue to be active with Milwaukee’s youth, helping them to reach their highest potential.

Since 1980, the Running Rebels Community Organization has been dedicated to developing Milwaukee’s youth mentally, physically and spiritually. By offering a youth program that focuses on education and recreational activities, Running Rebels provides Milwaukee’s youth with positive alternatives to gangs and substance abuse. Victor Barnett, the founder of the 30 year old organization states, "I wanted to provide an alternate outlet for the youth and help them (stay) out of trouble. I wanted to show them that someone does care about their needs." For his efforts, Victor received one of channel 12's "12 WHO CARE" awards for his tireless work over the past years with the young men in the community. He has also been featured several times on WTMJ Channel 4's "Positively Milwaukee" for his unique and engaging programming. Through respect, teamwork and discipline, he has helped to mold hundreds of young men into responsible members of your society. Running Rebels programs for high risk youth include mentoring, tutoring, crisis stabilization, anger management, daily living skills, an after-school and summer safe and sound program and separate programs for serious chronic offenders and firearm offenders. Running Rebels also provides innovative programming to appeal to a broader cross- section of youth. These programs include a high-caliber AAU boys basketball team, a music instruction program and a youth entrepreneurial program which aims at developing skills and income-producing opportunities in the areas of lawn care, audio/visual and studio production, catering and T-shirt designing/distribution. The RUNNING REBELS will continue to be active with Milwaukee’s youth, helping them to reach their highest potential.

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Hearold Dean is in his 5th year at the Rebels. He's currently a Lead Advocate with our intervention program, where he mentors youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system.

His 16 year old mentee, Maurion, explains his powerful relationship with Hearold:

"I was placed in the detention after getting into some trouble. I was really hurt and angry with the world while I was in detention. If I wasn't connected to my Rebel mentor, Hearold, I think I would have taken my anger out in negative ways.

Hearold really believes in me, which helps me believe in myself. He keeps me motivated, but also tells it to me straight when I need to hear it. I know that Hearold's got my back if I need anything even just some advice or someone to talk to. With Hearold's support I'm looking forward to working at the Rebels and also joining their Audio/Visual arts program summer."

Hearold - We appreciate all you do for Rebel youth!

Meet Rebel Mentor: Hearold!

Hearold Dean is in his 5th year at the Rebels. He's currently a Lead Advocate with our intervention program, where he mentors youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system.

His 16 year old mentee, Maurion, explains his powerful relationship with Hearold:

"I was placed in the detention after getting into some trouble. I was really hurt and angry with the world while I was in detention. If I wasn't connected to my Rebel mentor, Hearold, I think I would have taken my anger out in negative ways.

Hearold really believes in me, which helps me believe in myself. He keeps me motivated, but also tells it to me straight when I need to hear it. I know that Hearold's got my back if I need anything even just some advice or someone to talk to. With Hearold's support I'm looking forward to working at the Rebels and also joining their Audio/Visual arts program summer."

Hearold - We appreciate all you do for Rebel youth!

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Thank you Rebel mentors for all that you do to guide and empower our young people. You are the heart and soul of Running...
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Fun at Central!#Rebelmentoring
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Running Rebels stands with sexual assault survivors.  #DenimDay2021
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Running Rebels stands with sexual assault survivors. #DenimDay2021

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In meeting, Milwaukee community members search for solution amid spike in gun violence

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As Running Rebels' Co-Executive Director Dawn Barnett said
"Really taking an active interest in participation and saying, 'hey, maybe we need to pay attention to that, intervene, and really help to make sure there's a peaceful solution to this,' because in many of the incidents, it was involving people who just had conflict. We have to handle our conflict in a different way."

#communityunity #stoptheviolence

Dozens of Milwaukee County, city and community leaders tuned in to a virtual meeting about violence prevention Tuesday afternoon for an urgent discussion to promote peace.

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New Vines youth helped repot some of the Central indoor plants!
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Meet Rebel Mentee: Syntrell!
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Without Mr. Wilton and VFZ, virtual school would have been really hard. He helped me get my grades up and introduced me to different activities at the Rebels like pool and discussion groups. He's helped me become a better person."

#Rebelmentoring #Mentoringmatters Milwaukee Public Schools #mentoringamplifies

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Young Rebel journalists Aajanea, Breyia, Clayton, Germainicus, Jatavia, and Tyzeria worked together to put out the first...
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It's a beautiful day to get a hike in! #Springbreak #Rebelmentoring #healthandwellness
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It's a beautiful day to get a hike in!
#Springbreak #Rebelmentoring #healthandwellness

Did you know that each week Running Rebels along with @The Gathering of Southeast WI, Inc. deliver food boxes to familie...
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Did you know that each week Running Rebels along with @The Gathering of Southeast WI, Inc. deliver food boxes to families of Rebel youth and community members?
We Got This Milwaukee #communityunity

Did you know that each week Running Rebels along with @The Gathering of Southeast WI, Inc. deliver food boxes to families of Rebel youth and community members?
We Got This Milwaukee #communityunity

Next clinic for this location will be Saturday April 24th between 12-4 p.m.  This is a walk-up clinic; no appointment ne...
04/05/2021
Wisconsin Black Historical Society hosts walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Next clinic for this location will be Saturday April 24th between 12-4 p.m. This is a walk-up clinic; no appointment necessary. For additional dates, locations and other info click here: https://milwaukeenns.org/.../covid-19-vaccine-clinics-to.../.”
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The first walk-in clinic was held Wednesday at the nonprofit museum at North 27th and West Center streets.

Today we launched the growing season of our We Got This Milwaukee community garden with Groundwork Milwaukee!#Communityu...
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Today we launched the growing season of our We Got This Milwaukee community garden with Groundwork Milwaukee!

#Communityunity #Communitygardens

Rebel youth and staff enjoying a fun day of games at our Central Location!#Rebelmentoring #MentoringAmplifies
04/01/2021

Rebel youth and staff enjoying a fun day of games at our Central Location!
#Rebelmentoring #MentoringAmplifies

Our We Got This Milwaukee program youth have been making sure our building plants have all the nutrients they need!#Rebe...
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Our We Got This Milwaukee program youth have been making sure our building plants have all the nutrients they need!

#Rebelmentoring #MentoringAmplifies

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Shout out to mentee Kelli for assistant teaching Piano to other mentees on Saturdays! Way to spread your knowledge!

#Rebelmentoring #mentoringamplies

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225 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI
53212

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08:00 - 19:00
Friday 08:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(414) 264-8222

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The Youth Entrepreneurship Program exposes youth to a variety of money-making opportunities in lawn care, catering, studio/music production, T-shirt design, snow removal, and odd jobs.

Running Rebels Entrepreneurship Program allows youth to learn the business (and provide) the following:

*Multimedia (Graphic Design/Audio Visual)
*Music 101
*Artist Development & Management
*Promotions/Marketing
*Shows/Talent Showcase
*Event Planning
*T-Shirt Printing, T-Shirts, & Merchandise

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Played for the Rebels 13 years ago. Just played his last senior game and headed to Northern Illinois on a full scholarship. Look out for my nephew. BIG things comin.
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What an incredible organization! Congratulations, you beautiful people, and may God continue to bless your inspired and impactful work!