Mark Metcalf

“We don’t go past the bridge”: Part 4

By - Jan 26th, 2012 04:00 am

This is part four of TCD’s podcast series “We don’t go past the bridge”: A Discussion on Race in MilwaukeeClick here for part one with Dasha Kelly, here for part two with Tommy Walls, Jr., and here for part three with Tony Baez.  

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a great organization that does a lot of good for many people all over the country. And it’s an organization that is of particular importance right here in Milwaukee.

Dewayne Boothe is an 18-year-old senior at Work Institute High School who is set to graduate this year. Dewayne was born and raised in Milwaukee, has been with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee for years. His involvement with the Boys & Girls Clubs is key aspect of his path to success, and he was recently named Youth of the Year of the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club at 3000 N. Sherman Blvd.

“They really, really help the community a lot,” he said. “I feel like if I never went to the Boys & Girls Clubs, I wouldn’t be the Youth of the Year; I know that.”

Youth of the Year Dewayne Booth. Photos courtesy the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

One of the problems involving race that we’ve been discussing in this series is the issue of segregation in Milwaukee, as studies have indicated that Milwaukee is the most segregated city in the country. Dewayne and I discussed this problem, along with last year’s incident at Mayfair and he shared his perspective on some of the things he’s seen.


Listen Now:

Backstage with Mark Metcalf: Dewayne Boothe, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Youth of the Year


“Backstage with Mark Metcalf” is recorded at the ThirdCoast Digest office at the Grand Avenue Mall.

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