Brewers, Bucks, Summerfest tickets up for grabs! Deadline for "MKE Peace Project" extended
MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The deadline for MKE Peace Project entries is being extended to ensure extra time for teams to submit proposed solutions to neighborhood violence in the city. Choice prizes – including tickets to Brewers and Bucks games, as well as free admission to Summerfest – are up for grabs for teams offering their ideas.
The project, proposed by Common Council President Michael J. Murphy and approved as an official city initiative by the full Common Council – is challenging youth in the central city to initiate, at the group level, an assessment of the factors that contribute to violence in their neighborhoods and, subsequently, to provide a solution to the problem. Youth are being asked to submit written entries to be considered for the project, and an array of prizes are also being offered for the top entries (see the attached for prize information).
MPP submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 5th, and winners will be announced at the Common Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 23rd.
Students attending middle schools and high schools across Milwaukee are eligible to take part in the MKE Peace Project. To see the list of eligible schools, and to learn more and to locate entry information, please go to www.milwaukee.gov/mkepeaceproject.
The MPP is targeting Milwaukee’s at-risk youth, particularly those still in school and connected to positive programs and systems. The areas and schools being targeted for youth input include those neighborhoods where Milwaukee Police Department statistics show there’s a high rate of violent crime perpetrated by youth on victims who are also youth.