The Rebel Family Expansion – Foxnow.com

Thirty-sevenyears ago, the community organization Running Rebels began with a basketball court and about 50 kids.

“So they played here,” founder Victor Barnett said, pointing at asmall basketball court. “That was the office. That was the office — the tree.”

Barnett said the 20th and Olive location filled an immediate need — to compete with a neighborhood gang for young boys and teens, and since basketball was a magnet, the spot was perfect.

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“Basketball over bullets:” Resurrected Midnight League gets young men off the streets, onto the court – fox6now.com

A popular sports league is returning to Milwaukee, but this program is about more than just three-pointers. Its main goal is to deter crime and help young men.

When it comes to having a sense of community, we all need to be on the same team. In an effort to engage young men, Milwaukee Public Schools officials, along with the City of Milwaukee leaders, officials with the Milwaukee Police Department, the Fire and Police Commission, the Milwaukee Bucks and Running Rebels came together tore-launch the Midnight Basketball League.

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Midnight Basketball Leagues to Start in Milwaukee in March – WUWM

The Midnight Basketball Leagues will aim to attract young men ages 17 to 25 to offer them a healthy activity and a safe place to gather. During league sessions, the young men will also be able to connect with community resources such as help with recovering a driver’s license or finding employment, and they will be able to interact with police, who will offer mentoring opportunities…

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