Actor and Comedian John Witherspoon will be performing at Jokerz comedy club Friday December 14- Sunday 16th with multiple shows. Jokerz is located at 11400 W. Silver Spring Rd. He will perform two shows nightly at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15. There will be an 8 p.m. show on Sunday, December 16. Ticket prices begin at $20.
Best known for his roles in “Friday” film series, for over 50 years, Witherspoon has starred in
dozens of films including Boomerang, Bulworth, A Thousand Words with some of today biggest actors like Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler and Warren Beatty.
Acting in shows like “Barnaby Jones” in the 1970’s, Witherspoon continues to lend his talent to a number of TV shows such as “The Boondocks” and “Kim Possible” and acting in videos for Jay Z and Sugar Ray.
Brown Street Academy Boys & Girls Club members may not have been old enough to vote but they were old enough to know that it’s important to exercise one’s right to vote. That’s why they hosted a Voters’ Day Fair to educate both parents and students about election process and encourage their parents to vote.
The Voters’ Day Fair was held last Friday at Brown Street Academy, 2029 N. 20th Street. The event was made possible through Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s Young Leaders Community Action Fund.
At the Voters’ Day Fair, parents had an opportunity to get information on where to vote and how to register for voting. There was also a carnival with family-friendly games like “Pin the Flag on the White House,” election fun facts and performances.
Thanks to a gift from the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Young Leaders United Community Action Fund allows children and teens who live in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood to identify and financially support ideas to put forth by their peers that will enhance the life for all of its residents, schools and businesses.
Members of Brown Street Academy Boys & Girls Club came up with the concept, prepared a proposal for it and presented it to a panel from Young Leaders United Advisory Council.
Brown Street Academy and Augusta M. LaVarnway Boys & Girls Clubs, and Neu-Life Community Resource Center received grants of $850 and $300, respectively, from the fund for their projects.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2012. For all the latest Club news, visit www.boysgirlsclubs.org, www.facebook.com/bgcmilwaukee or [email protected]
The Argosy Citizenship Awards are sponsored by the Argosy Foundation and given annually to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee members who desire to positively impact their community through service projects. Each winner will receive $1,000: $500 to execute the project and $500 to spend on his or her education. This year’s Argosy Citizenship Award winners proposed creative community service projects to address a range of issues from neighborhood recycling to “cutting” or self-harming. This year’s winners are (left to right): Symone Hudson, Townsend Street School Boys & Girls Club; DeQuan Slocum, Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club; Nicole Rodriguez, Mitchell Integrated Arts School Boys & Girls Club; Angelica Matias, Don & Sallie Davis Boys & Girls Club; Dejon Kirk, Pieper-Hilllside Boys & Girls Club; and Corin Odom, Augusta M. LaVarnway Boys & Girls Club.
Six Winners Will Receive Stipends totaling $1,000 each for Their Service Projects and Education
Thanks to the Argosy Foundation, six Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee members will receive grants to execute impactful community service projects as winners of the Argosy Citizenship Award. On Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m., the Club members will be honored in a pre-concert awards ceremony prior to the East Town Association’s “Jazz in the Park” in Cathedral Square, 520 E. Wells St. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, who is also a member of the Clubs Board of Trustees and president of the Argosy Foundation, will be on hand for the awards presentation.
Since 2004, the Argosy Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee have partnered to promote leadership and community involvement among youth. To be eligible for the award, Club members must be at least 11 years old and, at most, a junior in high school. Each winner will receive $1,000: $500 to execute the project and $500 to spend on his or her education.
This year’s Argosy Citizenship Award winners proposed creative community service projects to address a range of issues from neighborhood recycling to “cutting” or self-harming.
Dejon Kirk, age 13, of the Pieper-Hillside Boys & Girls Club, wants to start a recycling program for the Hillside Housing Development where he lives. His plans are to acquire recycling containers, schedule regular recycling pick-ups, and educate his neighbors about the importance of recycling.
Symone Hudson, age 14, of the Townsend Street School Boys & Girls Club, credits the sport of gymnastics for helping her overcome physical challenges. With her award, she will introduce gymnastics to girls ages 9 to 12 along with teaching them about discipline, being supportive and encouraging one another.
Angelica Matias, age 16, of the Don & Sallie Davis Boys & Girls Club, will lead the “Butterfly Project” to address the issue of self-harm or cutting. She will conduct educational workshops and provide support for those who are ready to stop harming themselves.
Corin Odom, age 17, of the Augusta M. LaVarwnay Boys & Girls Club, will lead a workshop for children and families living in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood to explore their emotions through the creative arts.
Nicole Rodriguez, age 14, of the Mitchell Integrated Arts School Boys & Girls Club, will create pre-loaded flash drives that contain brochures from every college in Southeastern Wisconsin. The flash drives will also contain materials to assist with college preparation and application. She plans to distribute the flash drives to Milwaukee area high schools.
DeQuan Slocum, age 14, of the Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club, will host a dodge ball tournament and game day to benefit Canz4Cancer, a local organization dedicated to reaching and teaching underserved populations about cancer prevention.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2012. Known as the oldest and largest youth-serving agency in Milwaukee, the Clubs offers high quality after-school and summer programming for children ages 5-18, focusing on those who have major life obstacles, most often poverty. The Clubs operates 38 sites, which include six primary locations, 31 school sites, Camp Whitcomb/Mason in Hartland in Hartland. Membership to the Clubs is only $5 per year, per child, but no one is ever turned away based on inability to pay. For all the latest Club news, visit www.boysgirlsclubs.org, www.facebook.com/bgcmilwaukee or Twitter @bgcmilwaukee.
North Central Service Club, Inc.(NCSC) was founded in the summer of 1966. The founders recognized the need for African-American women to become involved in community service within the central city and to provide a reservoir of leadership to effect positive change. The membership of this small, but very charitable, organization currently includes 21 women in a broad range of occupations. NCSC has consistently developed and participated in civic, educational, social and cultural programs. Since NCSC has been founded, the main premise has been to improve the quality of life for central city women and their families through educational assistance and community service.
Each year, a one-time scholarship is given to 10-12 African-American female high school seniors seeking higher education. The scholarship amounts usually range between $1,000 and $3,000. This scholarship is presented at the NCSC’s Recognition and Scholarship Luncheon. The event is held annually on the first Saturday of May. In order to accomplish the scholarship donations to the high school graduates, each NCSC member is responsible for getting donations, paying dues, selling tickets to our annual fashion show and luncheon, and selling ads.
For the North Central Service Club, each young lady is unique and has the ability and the right to learn. The mission of North Central Service Club is to forge partnerships with family and community that support preparing students for quality education, and to celebrate diversity through the recognition and support of all students. One objective of NCSC is to ease some of the financial stress of meeting the high cost of post-secondary education for students who show themselves prepared to function successfully in that environment. Members are dedicated to helping these students develop stronger self-esteem, self-discipline, sense of responsibility and a feeling of success within a culturally diverse environment. Our goal is that each student reaches success in the field of their choice.