Kids: I sometimes feel as if I am still a kid!

“Kids: I sometimes feel as if I am still a kid exploring the world in wide eyes and wonderment. I remember how hard it was to “be heard” to be “taken seriously” or have your presence acknowledged and validated when I was young. As an adult I find ways to support their (Kids) passions and promote the kids in my community. “Our kids” who will become contributing adults in my community and others and yes someday they will be supporting the elders in their community via their voting rights, compassion and kindness. To the kids in my community and around the world; I hear you I see you, I give you permission to be you!”

 

My Passions reach out into the community to these great organizations helping kids just be great kids and grow into productive members of our society.

TSU Logo

 

Tosa SkateBoarders United

Five years ago a Wauwatosa (Tosa) skateboarder was given a fine for skateboarding on public property.  Hum a fine for doing what I consider an expression of Performance Art. It takes great skill to ride a skateboard and a clear mind. I attended the City of Wauwatosa’s Tosa meeting regarding this issue and joined a group of kids and four adults to fight for a skatepark in Tosa where the kids could skate free of getting fined, harassed and sometimes jailed. So Tosa SkateBoarders United was formed, we lobbied for a small spot in the upcoming re-designed Hart Park in Tosa and became a 501 (c) 3 . If you’d like to support us

Watch a Video made by a skateboarder about Tosa Skateborders United in Wauwatosa

MPTV1036 — May 11, 2010 — SKATE PARKS IN MILWAUKEE: TIME FOR A PUBLIC OPTION

Members of the non-profit organization, Tosa Skateboarders United talk about efforts to build the first public skate-park in Milwaukee. Student Producer, Phil Kraus; Associate Producer, Steve Paluch. Student Directors: Taylor Imm, Jerome Kenealy, Phil Kraus and Steve Paluch.

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Sisterhood Logo

Sisterhood Logo

The Sisterhood of West Allis & West Milwaukee

sisterhood on FaceBook Our Web site Sisterhood of West Allis & West Milwaukee

Event Invitation

Sisterhood Meet ‘n Greet

Please take this opportunity to come learn more about the Sisterhood and the Programs being offered for the adolescent girls in our community.  We are looking for positive women to join us in the Sisterhood.  Whether that means directly working with girls, assisting with fundraisers, getting together with us for brainstorming sessions, or just joining the “Sisters” for conversation after work!

Date:

March 10, 2011
Time: 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Website: http://www.sisterhoodofwawm.org
Location: Steakhouse 100 (72nd and Greenfield Avenue, West Allis)
Contact: Diane Brandt at 414 302 9901 or Joanie Luedke at 414 430 2207
Email: diane@wawmchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 5:30 – 7:30pm
Fees/Admission: None

Click Here for More Information

click here Meet n Greet Flyer Word document

Next Event March 27th Big Hat Lunch & Fundraiser, bring a girl, make a hat enjoy just being you while supporting young women in the West Allis & West Milwaukee and it’s surrounding area’s!  Get info Big Hat Flyer

The sisterhood is an organization that supports the growth of young girls from 8-18 in the areas of self-esteem, decision-making and goal setting with strong women mentors as role models. The kickoff fund-raiser at the Milwaukee Public Market held on to October 9th 2009, we had our first Sisterhood Program Nov 21st 2009 and our last fundraiser was at the Zoofari in Milwaukee on 2/20/2010.

Sisterhood of West Allis & West Milwaukee is to provide leadership in our community to encourage young girls to be strong, self-confident, independent and proud of who they are as individuals and happy in their own skin. The Sisterhood will raise funds and secure sponsors for events and activities that promote programs for young girls. The Sisterhood will provide mentorship for  young girls in our community and help to support the relationships between young girls and their mothers (or mother figures). The Sisterhood will collaborate with those businesses and organizations in the community that have programs for girls and help to bring these valuable resources to as many girls as possible. The focus of the Sisterhood of West Allis & West Milwaukee will also be to have fun being “girls” and meeting to support each other, laugh out loud, maybe cry a few tears, but most of all to enjoy life as a “girl”.

Life as a girl in 2009 *
Seven in ten girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and
family members
• 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as disordered eating, cutting, bullying, smoking, or drinking when feeling badly about themselves (compared to 25% of girls with high self-esteem)

• 67% of girls ages 13-17 turn to their mother as a resource when feeling badly about themselves compared to 91% of girls age 8–12 • Only 27% of girls age 13-17 will
turn to their father for help when feeling badly about themselves compared to 54% of girls age 8-12 (at age 16, girls become more likely to seek support from male
peers than from their own dads). 

The inspiration for the Sisterhood of West Allis came from the desire to provide support and mentoring services to adolescent women in the community. With the collaboration of an eclectic group of women, the Sisterhood is working to develop programs aimed at improving adolescent girls’ self-esteem, decision making and goal setting. Please mark your calendars for an event that will stimulate your senses October 9th, 2009 more information will be available in September.

* 1 “SelfEsteem_Report: A National Report on the State
of Self-Esteem”, commissioned by the Dove Self-Esteem Fund

Campaign for Real Beauty www.campaignforrealbeauty.ca

Our mission through the Sisterhood of West Allis & West Milwaukee is to provide leadership in our community to encourage young girls to be strong, self-confident,
independent and proud of who they are as individuals and happy in their own skin. The Sisterhood will raise funds and secure sponsors for events and activities that

promote programs for young girls. The Sisterhood will provide mentorship for young girls in our community and help to support the relationships between young girls and their mothers (or mother figures). The Sisterhood will collaborate with those businesses and organizations in the community that have programs for girls and help to bring these valuable resources to as many girls as possible. The focus of the Sisterhood of West Allis & West Milwaukee will also be to have fun being “girls” and meeting to support each other, laugh out loud, maybe cry a few tears, but most of all to enjoy life as a “girl” growing into womanhood.

The founding women for our group are: Angie Johnson, Candace Tischer, Diane Brandt, Hillary Collandra,  Joan Luedke, Kathy King, Linda Luedke, Lisa Colla, Peggy Miller, Renee Devine, Sherry Saiki, Suzi Metzenheim and myself Valorie Schleicher

The Dove Campaign for real Beauty

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