Milwaukee North Side Youth Center Brings Police and Neighborhood Youth Together for a Night of Tournaments
The Maruf Center for Youth Innovation to hold Mega-Tournaments on December 20th, building bridges of trust in the neighborhood it serves
Milwaukee, December 18, 2019
This Friday, December 20th, the Maruf Center for Youth Innovation is organizing Youth Day Mega Tournaments featuring competitive games aimed at bridging historical divides between neighborhood youth and law enforcement. The event will be attended by neighborhood youth, officers from the district seven police department, Maruf youth advisors and counselors from 414 LIFE and CoreSinc.
The event will feature ping-pong, foosball, air hockey and free-throw tournaments as well as an apple-eating competition. Teams will be mixed with both youth and police officers. A motivational pep talk featuring Muhibb Dyer from the ‘Flood the Hood with Dreams’ initiative will be the highlight of the event.
The Maruf Center is a Muslim organization which aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of Milwaukee’s inner-city by building career acumen among neighborhood youth. The center holds daily mentor-based programs and features gaming stations, a counseling room, a gym and technology labs.
The Youth Day Mega-Tournaments will take place on Friday, December 20th from 6PM to 8PM at 2110 W Hampton Ave. Participants can RSVP at www.marufcenter.com/events.