Ian Kloehn is a junior at Marquette University studying Biomedical Science.  He's also been legally blind since birth, due to a defect that wouldn’t let the optic nerve fully develop.

For some kids who are visually impaired, the classic experience of camp isn’t possible. Or at least, it wasn’t. When Kloehn was a kid, he got to go to a camp for kids just like him. That experience inspired him to create a similar camp.

Express Yourself Milwaukee,

The arts of all kinds, whether poetry, music, painting, or acting, have been proven to help people face and even overcome the challenges in their lives. And that’s especially true for kids who are at risk.


A new book, called There Grows the Neighborhood, promotes children's literacy while championing Milwaukee's urban agriculture initiatives.

Essay: We Shouldn't Charge Children as Adults

May 15, 2014

A child is not an adult. Even if we ignore recent research that concludes human brain development continues well into our 20s, there is long-held support that teenage brains are developing throughout adolescence.


A recent report named Wisconsin as the worst state for the welfare of black children.

Reviving Simbas Soccer Club a New Goal

Oct 17, 2013
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Thousands of kids in the Milwaukee area play youth soccer, but the vast majority of the sport is played by kids who live outside the city itself.


Children everywhere are among the most vulnerable parts of the population, but no more so than in the developing world. 

Why Boys and Girls Clubs Still Matter

Oct 10, 2013
Boys and Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, the organization that would become the Boys and Girls Clubs of America has been giving our country’s children a safe place to learn, play and grow.

Good Nutrition Takes Center Stage…Literally

Jul 12, 2013
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 Milwaukee Public Theatre says "Eat Your Vegetables!"

Loren Long

Inspired by his favorite picture books from childhood, like The Pokey Little Puppy and The Little Engine that Could, Loren Long has tried to pass on that inspiration to children through his books. He has a series about Otis the Tractor and he is the illustrator of President Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing.