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Wisconsin Cares About Kids Award

The Wisconsin Cares About Kids Award formally recognizes the efforts of individuals and organizations across the state that makes a difference in their communities. By working with our youth, the recipients help to create a better future for all our children.


Last Recipient:

Kids Matter, Inc; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 2014.  Kids Matter was founded in 2001, and focuses on helping abused and neglected children with victims services.  Kids Matter works with foster parents and grandparents, who are taking over a parenting role, as well as facilitate connections between health care providers and child welfare professionals.

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Prior Recipients:

Jefferson County Literacy Council’s Family Literacy Program; Jefferson, Wisconsin

La Causa, Inc.; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

B. Thomas Wanta and the staff of the Milwaukee County Detention Center; Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

The Integrated Services Program of CESA #6; Oshkosh, Wisconsin

The Black Male Role Model Group; Beloit, Wisconsin

La Crosse County Peer Court; Onalaska, Wisconsin

Clean Break Juvenile Diversion Program; Appleton, Wisconsin

San Juan Diego Middle School; Racine, Wisconsin

The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County; Madison, Wisconsin

Mary Murphy Edwards & Villari's Martial Arts Center; Madison, Wisconsin

Tracey Priestley, Waukesha County Human Services Manager; Waukesha, Wisconsin

Madison Central Montessori School; Madison, Wisconsin

Malcolm Shabazz City High School; Madison, Wisconsin

Racine Police Department, Community Oriented Policing (COP) Houses; Racine, Wisconsin

G. Dwight Hamilton, Youth Leadership Academy Boys Choir Director; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Steven Robertson, Youth Minister and Youth Advocate; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rubin For Kids; Madison, Wisconsin

Roberta Harris, Milwaukee Project Ujima; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jim Golembeski, Golden House (Green Bay's Family Violence Center); DePere, Wisconsin

Plua Her and Ker Yang, Wausau-area Hmong youth programs; Wausau, Wisconsin

Christin Harding, Kids Companion Program; Baraboo, Wisconsin

Wayne Johnson, Hudson-area youth volunteer; Hudson, Wisconsin

Rev. Lawrence L. Kirby, St. Paul Baptist Church Pastor; Racine, Wisconsin

Judge Donegan, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge; Milwaukee, Wisconsin