Nehemiah Project Recreational Program
Most of our residents have had few opportunities to participate in recreational activities that give them real growth, knowledge of their community or the chance to get really good in a specific area.
The Nehemiah Project provides our boys with a wide range of activities with the intent of exposing them to new venues and educational experiences allowing them to learn and appreciate the world around them in new ways. Going to the Milwaukee County Zoo or to live theater seems routine to many of us, but is rare in the world of the young men in our care. Our caring staff works to provide such recreational outings that reflect a wide variety of activities and interests. By exposing them to explore new areas, we are planting the seeds of our boys envisioning themselves and their communities in a different and more complete way.
Examples of the variety of recreational activities that our residents experience include: fishing, canoeing, and learning to swim at Blue Lotus campground, attending live theater (Next Act), various ethnic festivals, free day at the MIlwaukee Art Museum, the airshow at the lakefront and the butterfly exhibit at the Milwaukee Museum.
We would like to rent a van and take them to the capitol building in Madison, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, a train ride to Chicago for the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Chicago Art Museum.
These activities that many of us do with our own children, which broaden their worlds to go beyond the immediate neighborhood, which is the limited "world" that many of our residents know.
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