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.

Mission: "The mission of Running Rebels Community Organization is to provide programs that will assist Milwaukee's youth in developing mentally, physically, and spiritually, while also promoting community unity."

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09/25/2020
Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists Paws to the Pavement Run/Walk

Sign up for Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists's Paws to the Pavement Run/Walk. Proceeds from the event will support Running Rebels!

What could be better than getting active and supporting Running Rebels at the same time. Thank you Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists!

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists is thrilled to announce the first annual Paws to the Pavement Lakeshore Run/Walk! #LVSPAWSTOPAVEMENT

We are so excited to be working with local artists Vedale Hill and Ammar Nsoroma on a mural for our Central location. On...
09/21/2020

We are so excited to be working with local artists Vedale Hill and Ammar Nsoroma on a mural for our Central location. On Saturday a few of our young people got the opportunity to work on the mural at Vedale'sartstudio.

You're invited to our virtual 40th Anniversary Celebration on October 27th! Check out the article by Carvd N Stone to le...
09/18/2020
Running Rebels Goes Virtual to Celebrate 40 Years of Impacting Milwaukee's Youth — Carvd N Stone

You're invited to our virtual 40th Anniversary Celebration on October 27th! Check out the article by Carvd N Stone to learn more about the event, how we've adapted programming during COVID, and our 40 years of service to Milwaukee.
#EPICevening #40yearsofservice #40thanniversary

The Running Rebels has been serving Milwuakee's youth for 40 years and they're celebrating with a virtual event. The virtual EPIC Evening presented by BMO Harris Bank will take place October 27 at 6:00 pm CST.

We were so excited to kick off our creative writing class last week. Can't wait to see what writing pieces our young peo...
09/15/2020

We were so excited to kick off our creative writing class last week. Can't wait to see what writing pieces our young people create!

We are very proud of the Milwaukee Bucks for playing hard this season, but we are even prouder of them for their commitm...
09/14/2020

We are very proud of the Milwaukee Bucks for playing hard this season, but we are even prouder of them for their commitment to stand up for social justice. Their ongoing investments and advocacy help ensure Black lives matters in our city, state, and country. Thank you for marching, convening, striking, and all that you do to help end racism and systemic oppression.
#Fearthedeer #Milwaukeebucks #Blacklivesmatter Milwaukee Bucks Community

Running Rebels youth are learning how to draw anime. They're working towards creating their own comic book encouraging t...
09/11/2020

Running Rebels youth are learning how to draw anime. They're working towards creating their own comic book encouraging their peers to stay away from drug and alcohol.

09/09/2020
Happy 40th Anniversary, Running Rebels!

August 13th is a special day for the Rebels. This past anniversary, we celebrated our 40th anniversary along with the birthday of our Executive Director and Founder, Victor Barnett, and his wedding anniversary to Dawn Barnett, our Co-Executive Director. While we couldn't do our normal blow out block party we had a wonderful drive-by celebration! Here's to another 40 years!

Join Bader Philanthropies tomorrow for their take away BBQ!
09/09/2020

Join Bader Philanthropies tomorrow for their take away BBQ!

We had a blast at the Kite Giveaway and Walkathon with Walnut Way on Saturday!
09/08/2020

We had a blast at the Kite Giveaway and Walkathon with Walnut Way on Saturday!

Meet Rebel Mentee Calvon! “I was court ordered to join the Rebels when I was 13 years old after I made some bad choices....
09/03/2020

Meet Rebel Mentee Calvon!

“I was court ordered to join the Rebels when I was 13 years old after I made some bad choices. Now at 20 years old, I chose to stay connected. If it wasn't for my mentor, Marlon, or the other Rebel staff I wouldn't have made it. He is like a dad to me. He makes sure I continue to stay on the right path. I am so thankful for the Rebels and everything they have done for me.” - Calvon (ATAC Mentee)

Running Rebels’ Violence Free Zone (VFZ) mentors are supporting MPS youth and families as they start the school year vir...
09/02/2020

Running Rebels’ Violence Free Zone (VFZ) mentors are supporting MPS youth and families as they start the school year virtually. VFZ mentors provide daily “wake up” calls for their students to ensure they don’t miss class, connect students to Chromebooks and internet hotspots, assist parents with technical concerns, and follow up with mentees who aren’t in class or have missing assignments.

“Our transition to virtual mentoring has gone smoothly. I feel like we have more contacts with parents now and they know they can reach out to us with technical, academic, or behavioral concerns. Youth and parents appreciate that we call them everyday to see how we can help them be successful. Parents have said we have relieved their anxiety knowing they are not alone in this virtual transition. I really missed seeing our students in-person but am glad to help them succeed in this new environment.” - Kashunda Brown (VFZ Site Supervisor at Vincent High School)

VFZ mentors fill a critical role in building personal relationships with students, an important aspect to success that can easily be lost through virtual learning. “My VFZ mentor checks on me every day and gets me involved in a lot of things. He’s always there for me and he’s taught me to care about others.” - Corey (VFZ Mentee at North Division)
Milwaukee Public Schools

09/01/2020
New Vines (Running Rebel Gardening Program)

Check out our New Vines gardening program from this summer. Youth learned how to plant and harvest vegetables that they could take home to their families. Thank you to Alice's Garden Urban Farm and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture!

Check out our New Vines gardening program from this summer. Youth learned how to plant and harvest vegetables that they could take home to their families.

One of our mentees, Destin, wanted to clean up around his neighborhood. So last Friday, the Rebels came deep to support!...
08/31/2020

One of our mentees, Destin, wanted to clean up around his neighborhood. So last Friday, the Rebels came deep to support!

#Youthleaders #Mentoring #MentoringMatters

Join us for Walkathon on September 5th at Johnsons Park from 12:00  PM - 2:00 PM.
08/28/2020

Join us for Walkathon on September 5th at Johnsons Park from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.

We are incredibly grateful to Phoenix Investors, LLC  and Frank Crivello, Pheonix Investors' Chairman and Founder, for t...
08/27/2020

We are incredibly grateful to Phoenix Investors, LLC and Frank Crivello, Pheonix Investors' Chairman and Founder, for their generous donation of close to $25,000 in PPE, sanitizer stations, a fleet of bicycles, and biking safety equipment. Phoenix Investors' incredible support has allowed us to continue to serve Milwaukee youth safely with engaging programming. From the bottom of our hearts - Thank you!

Thanks to Safe & Sound, Inc. for putting these resources together!
08/25/2020

Thanks to Safe & Sound, Inc. for putting these resources together!

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Groceries and Essentials Giveaway tomorrow at 8:00 am at our 1300 w. Fond Du Lac location. Come early - supplies will go...
08/24/2020

Groceries and Essentials Giveaway tomorrow at 8:00 am at our 1300 w. Fond Du Lac location. Come early - supplies will go fast!

Thank you to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, The Gathering of Southeast WI, Inc., Walnut Way and Amazon.com for partnering with us!

Groceries and Essentials Giveaway tomorrow at 8:00 am at our 1300 w. Fond Du Lac location. Come early - supplies will go fast!

Thank you to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, The Gathering of Southeast WI, Inc., Walnut Way and Amazon.com for partnering with us!

It's a beautiful day for a clean up! #youthleaders #Cleanup #cleancommunity
08/21/2020

It's a beautiful day for a clean up!
#youthleaders #Cleanup #cleancommunity

Give a big congratulations to our drawing contest winners Armani and Davieon! #Art #mentoring #youthartists #youthart
08/19/2020

Give a big congratulations to our drawing contest winners Armani and Davieon!
#Art #mentoring #youthartists #youthart

Lady Rebels had a blast last week biking to get ice cream and then heading down to the lake!
08/18/2020

Lady Rebels had a blast last week biking to get ice cream and then heading down to the lake!

In need of food in the Milwaukee area? Our Grocery Giveaway with The Gathering of Southeast WI, Inc., Feeding America, a...
08/17/2020
Grocery giveaway helps people stock up with much-needed food

In need of food in the Milwaukee area? Our Grocery Giveaway with The Gathering of Southeast WI, Inc., Feeding America, and Walnut Way will take place again tomorrow from 8 - 9 a.m. at Running Rebels - Central, 1300A W. Fond Du Lac Ave. #SolvingHungerLocally

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A grocery giveaway in Milwaukee Tuesday, Aug. 11, helped dozens of people stock their pantries with some much-needed food. Several organizations teamed up to put it all together.

Happy first day back to school Milwaukee Public Schools! This school year may look different but our Running Rebels’ Vio...
08/17/2020

Happy first day back to school Milwaukee Public Schools!
This school year may look different but our Running Rebels’ Violence Free Zone mentors remain available to help students stay supported, navigate virtual learning and connect to resources.

August 13th is a special day for the Rebels. Yesterday we celebrated our 40th anniversary along with the birthday of our...
08/14/2020

August 13th is a special day for the Rebels. Yesterday we celebrated our 40th anniversary along with the birthday of our Executive Director and Founder, Victor Barnett, and his wedding anniversary to Dawn Barnett, our Co-Executive Director. While we couldn't do our normal blow out block party we had a wonderful drive by celebration! Here's to another 40 years!

MPS Parents and Students - Fill out this survey if you are in need of internet access for virtual learning this fall. ht...
08/14/2020
Wi-Fi Hotspot Request

MPS Parents and Students - Fill out this survey if you are in need of internet access for virtual learning this fall.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgQyp7XVXf9wWxfDsO8Rd2CmhiUunv8iWuCy08Wqx7VP-sow/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0L_9E4yRYcNbfraJRVDlcj6k76CzG7ZeIqeeDynxKwUuV5xjMRoACUQe8

Please complete the information below if you need access to a Wi-Fi Hotspot in order to complete virtual learning this fall. A single Wi-Fi hotspot can be used by several students in the same home. Once you have completed the form, staff from the Library Department will reach out to you to schedule....

Today we celebrate 40 years of serving Milwaukee with the release 2020: The Vision, a collabortive music project between...
08/13/2020
2020: The Vision

Today we celebrate 40 years of serving Milwaukee with the release 2020: The Vision, a collabortive music project between Running Rebels Community Organization, 300 Strong, and local musicians/activists. The songs show the power of collective action and the impact we have when we stand strong together.

We look forward to another 40 years of standing strong with youth, families, the Milwaukee community!

Click here to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnejLCaNuIo&list=PL1D5QTeiGvLeAWN8_qcTRxpiHow9hH-Em

2020: The Vision is a collaborative project between Running Rebels Community Organization, 300 Strong, and local musicians in the Milwaukee area. The project was created to uplift and unify people to

We’re out here every Tuesday giving away fresh food with some amazing partners!
08/11/2020

We’re out here every Tuesday giving away fresh food with some amazing partners!

Our Tuesday Grocery Giveaway was a success! We served breakfast and groceries to over 100 members of the community.

Catch us on the news! Cbs58news, WISN 12 NEWS, TMJ4 News

Thanks to partners Running Rebels Community Organization, Feeding America, Amazon.com and Walnut Way

Special thanks to our CoreLogic volunteers!

Meet Rebel Mentee: Kelli!“I’m 16 years old and going into my Junior year at St. Joan Antida High School. I joined the Re...
08/11/2020

Meet Rebel Mentee: Kelli!

“I’m 16 years old and going into my Junior year at St. Joan Antida High School. I joined the Rebels in 8th grade and have been coming ever since. I love coming to the Rebels because everyone gets treated like family.

I’m close to my mentor Danielle – she is always introducing me to new things like gardening, painting, and Milwaukee events.

Before I came to the Rebels I was really shy, but Danielle made me feel really included. She pushed me out of my shell and now I am way more comfortable around people. I’ve learned so many things from the Rebels like how to become organized and to take chances. They also helped me in school too, they tutored me in math and my grade went up a lot.”

It was a beautiful day to go fishing! Our young people were so excited and they caught multiple fish.
08/10/2020

It was a beautiful day to go fishing! Our young people were so excited and they caught multiple fish.

Check out our harvest!
08/06/2020

Check out our harvest!

Come out and support every Thursday!
08/05/2020

Come out and support every Thursday!

Be The Change youth and mentors working together to clean up the neighborhood around North Division High School!#Mentori...
08/04/2020

Be The Change youth and mentors working together to clean up the neighborhood around North Division High School!
#Mentoring #Mentoringmatters #youthleaders City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention

We had a blast last week cooling down with a balloon fight!
08/03/2020

We had a blast last week cooling down with a balloon fight!

Lady Rebels enjoying a Paint and Chat session! Painting is a great way to self-reflect, relax, and process current event...
07/31/2020

Lady Rebels enjoying a Paint and Chat session! Painting is a great way to self-reflect, relax, and process current events.

#ladyrebels #mentoring

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What an incredible organization! Congratulations, you beautiful people, and may God continue to bless your inspired and impactful work!