Next Door
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Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark, will lead Walk for Children May 18th at Next Door

The event will celebrate Next Door’s 50th Anniversary and support early childhood education programs for central city children

By - May 10th, 2019 02:08 pm

Milwaukee (May 18, 2019): Green Bay Packers Defensive Tackle, Kenny Clark, will be in Milwaukee Saturday, May 18 as the Walk Leader for Next Door’s largest community event of the year – the Walk for Children. Clark will lead the crowd on a one-mile, parade-style Walk followed by a block party featuring stage entertainment with Clark, prizes, family-friendly activities and lunch. The proceeds from the Walk for Children benefit Next Door’s critical early childhood education programming for Milwaukee children living in poverty.

This 2019 Walk for Children comes during a momentous year for Next Door – the agency’s 50th Anniversary!  

Next Door will also celebrate the Walk’s Presenting Sponsor – the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The company has served in this role since the Walk for Children began in 1989, and this year, surpassed the $1 million mark in employee support for the Walk.

Event registration begins at 9 a.m. at Next Door’s main campus at 2545 N. 29th Street. The Walk kicks off at 10 a.m. Guests can register the day of the event, however, Next Door encourages everyone to sign up in advance at www.nextdoormke.org.

This year’s block party attractions include:

  • DJ Dee Train
  • Harley-Davidson “Trike Track”
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee mascot Pounce Panther
  • Free books for children from Next Door’s Books for Kids Mobile Library
  • Face painting and children’s games
  • Prizes include: Children’s bicycles, Target and Costco gift cards, Summerfest tickets, Milwaukee County Zoo passes and Schlitz Audubon Nature Center passes

About Next Door

Next Door supports the intellectual, physical and emotional development of children by partnering with their families for success in school and the community. We serve nearly 1,700 children, from birth to five years old, with three locations and 11 partnership sites in Milwaukee’s central city. Through home- and center-based programs, Next Door strives to create a long-term foundation for success by closing the achievement gap for children living in poverty. Our highly qualified team provides critical educational support during a child’s most important developmental years with a focus on academic achievement, building social-emotional skills, and helping children become better prepared for school.

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