Teens

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More parents saying no to teen socialization during pandemic

Published March 24, 2020

Teens have taken life lightly since the beginning of time so it's no surprise many are nonchalant about practicing social distancing during the pandemic. But what as parents should we do to promote safety and world citizenship while acknowledging their need for peer interaction?

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Taking teens to the zoo

Published July 31, 2017

As children become tweens and teens, it makes sense to let go of some activities, but don't let go of a trip to the zoo. Here are some dos and don'ts for teen time with wild animals.

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Talented teen makes peace with autism through art

Published July 11, 2015

People create art for many different reasons including out of desire, with the intention to heal, for the sake of entertainment or out of sheer compulsion. Malachi Schmidt, a 13-year-old who has drawn since he was about 5, has his own reasons. Schmidt says painting and drawing make him feel "normal," good and like everyone else.

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YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee and Direct Supply host Teen Summit

Published Feb. 19, 2015

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee hosts its second annual Teen Summit, "No Flex Zone," sponsored by Direct Supply, on Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28. The goal of the two-day summit is to help strengthen the Milwaukee community by providing local teens with the skills they need to excel as leaders among their peers, within their communities and in planning for their futures.

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Local teen publishes the work of his peers

Published Oct. 16, 2014

A locally produced book featuring the writings of local teens is certainly notable, but what's even more noteworthy about "Milwaukee: A Collection of Work by Local Teens," published in a small run by Hidden Color Press, is that it was also edited, designed and produced by an area teenager. Hidden Color Press is the work of 14-year-old Jack Hietpas, a student at St. Robert School in Shorewood. He started the press as a means to publish art and writing by area teens from all backgrounds.

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Walker's Point Youth & Family Center heals and empowers

Published Oct. 21, 2013

For the second year in a row, Potawatomi chose OnMilwaukee.com as a Miracle On Canal signature media partner. OnMilwaukee.com's charity of choice is the Walker's Point Youth & Family Center. Find out more about this local non-profit gem.

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"Glee" star unveils new line, wants models

Published Aug. 16, 2012

Gleeks, start practicing your catwalk. Jenna Uskowitz, who plays stutterer-turned-star on Fox's hit show "Glee," is coming to Milwaukee to unveil her new fashion collection. And she's looking for models.

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"Louder Than A Bomb" slams stereotypes

Published Sept. 25, 2011

Anyone who loves spoken word art forms or thinks teens have mall-and-reality-TV tunnel vision might wanna check out "Louder Than A Bomb," a spotlight presentation documentary that's part of the third annual Milwaukee Film Festival.

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Facebook adds anti-bullying application

Published Nov. 2, 2010

A local mom responds to the new application available on Facebook this week that allows teens to report online bullying and connect quickly with help.

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Teens from gay families speak out

Published Sept. 29, 2009

Earlier this month, The Cream City Foundation, an LGBT organization based in Milwaukee, launched a billboard campaign in southeastern Wisconsin featuring local gay families. OnMilwaukee.com interviewed a few of the teens featured in the billboards.

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Sunday Sound-off: Is Summerfest teen-friendly?

Published July 5, 2009

Summerfest is, primarily, a playground for adults. Much of the music appeals to fest-goers in their 20s, 30s, 50s and 50s and, for a lot of people, it's all about the beer. Children have plenty of options, too, but what about teens? Is there enough for them to do at the Big Gig?