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Running Rebels serve hundreds more of Milwaukee’s at-risk youth

MILWAUKEE — Thirty-seven years 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 a small 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. The beginnings of Running Rebels is also a love story. Click here to read more…

By | 2017-12-05T21:56:36+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Barnett, Dawn, FOX6, Victor|0 Comments