Lindsay Heights Lens! Rebels behind the camera

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is made up of eight bright and creative youth leaders from Running Rebels Community Organization in Lindsay Heights. Through a Community-Based Participatory Research partnership between Rebels and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), the YAC is helping to create, analyze and share the findings of a study exploring youths’ environmental health perspectives and priorities. Started in spring 2015 and ongoing through the summer of 2016, the YAC focuses on building youth research and problem-solving capacity through four core modules:

Research Methods Development. The YAC helped to develop survey and focus group tools to explore Rebel youths’ environmental health knowledge and perspectives on strengths and challenges of their neighborhood environments.

Community Site Visits. Over the summer, the YAC visited the Milwaukee Health Department, Walnut Way Conservation Corp., and Sixteenth Street Community Health Center to learn about and observe how different sectors and organizations in Milwaukee are using research to address local environmental health concerns.

Research Application. The YAC completed a mini photo voice project (featured here on NNS) and will complete a GIS mapping activity to build research leadership skills and visually explore relationships between environmental health issues of concern to them.

Research Analysis, Translation, and Dissemination. The study findings will be shared through a youth-driven arts-based presentation led by the YAC next summer.

The YAC would like to thank Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service for lending us their wonderful cameras and publishing their mini photo voice project, with a special shout out to Adam Carr for his beautiful compiling of the photo galleries.

BMAGive – Spirit of Giving

A lof of us walk away after a donation and don’t know how that money was used. Check out our link below, we show you what your money is put towards. ‪#‎BMAGive‬ is kind enough to match us dollar for dollar on every donation! We are grateful today, and every day, for your continued support and generosity. We would like to announce Running Rebels participation in ‪#‎BMAGive‬, hosted by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement! Join us in sparking a generosity movement for Black men and boys by taking a moment to donate. BMAGive – Spirit of Giving

Rebel Alumni

The Golden State Warriors selected Rebel Alumni Kevon Looney with No. 30 pick in 2015 NBA draft on June 25th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Looney averaged 11.5 points and 9.2 rebounds in his freshman year at UCLA and was selected to the All-Pac-12’s second team. The 6’9″ forward from Milwaukee was highly touted coming out of high school. Looney’s 7’3″ wingspan and strong rebounding skills attracted NBA scouts during the regular season.

2013 Rebel Rumble

From Collegiate to Professional players, the Rebel Rumble was enjoyed by over 300 spectators, family and friends on Saturday, August 17th, 2013. Starting with the show casing of skills on the wood with high school and college players. The second game was a show of Rebel Alumni’s and some of Milwaukee’s greats coached by V100 own Reggie “Smooth as Butta” Brown. From the 3pt contest to the free throw shoot outs, the day was filled with family fun for all. Thanks to our sponsors YMCA, Young Leaders Academy, Young Black Achievers, Playmakers, Birdsongs Clothing and Vince Nash – V100 Clear Channel Radio. Take a look at a few highlights provided by our Pipeline to Promise business partner Midwest Ballers.

Positive Messages Through Rap

Take a minute and watch Running Rebels staff and youth spreading the message on staying positive throughout any obstacles. Knowing that through it all we will see the SUNRISE! We’re trying to reach 10,000 views and we know with your help our mission will be done. Please feel free to share the video and to also visit & “LIKE” us on our facebook page. ENJOY!

2014 BUILD Bike Nite

Join us at the Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W Florida Street. Come and help cheer our Rebel Racing bike team as we try for the 3rd year to bring home the gold! BUILD Moto/Mentoring program is a non-profit program dedicated to pairing high schools student teams up with bike building mentors for 100 days in a collective effort to learn valuable life and interpersonal skills while restoring vintage motorcycles. Your onsite VOTE is needed to help us to win, so stop by event starts at 6:00pm.

Build a Bike