Milwaukee Urban League’s educational programs focus on exposing students in elementary through high school to new ideas, as well as sharing ways students can make informed educational and career choices. Please take a look at our brochure to learn more about the Milwaukee Urban League's Education programs and services!
Graduate to Employment (GTE)
Graduate to Employment (GTE) Program is a 12-week program that focuses on a cohort of 10 - 15 high school youth between 16 – 21 years who are not college-bound. The goal of GTE is to ensure that these students have an opportunity for successful employment following completion of high school in lieu of going to college. Graduate to Employment (GTE) is a new & unique job training program for students, ages 16-21, who do not plan on attending college at this time, but would like to go directly to the workforce.
Guides 6th - 12th-grade students to make decisions that will propel them academically while participating in cultural enrichment opportunities. Young people also develop important skills, attitudes, and aptitudes for a successful transition from middle to high school that will prepare them for college, future employment, and life.
Project Ready: STEAM
Exposes students to careers in science, technology, engineering, arts/agriculture, and mathematics (STEAM) by providing engaging hands-on instruction in the classroom and in the community.
Adopt-A-School – Oliver Wendell Holmes School
As part of the Milwaukee Urban League’s mission to improve academic achievement and social growth among students in the community, we have adopted Oliver Wendell Holmes School located at 2463 North Buffum Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212.
Since fall 2017 the League’s Education Department has worked closely with Oliver Wendell Holmes’ principal Mr. Patrick Chapman. We have partnered on initiatives to encourage students to excel in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based academics, utilizing the resources of the League and its partners. We are equally committed to providing educational and social support to their families.
Given MUL’s history, the agency aspires to promote the value of civic engagement and entrepreneurship through our annual Youth Summit for over 100 students. It features guest speakers and culminates in a laptop award presentation college-bound high school seniors. Through interactive events and activities, Summit participants collaborate with each other, develop leadership and civic engagement skills, and increase business & financial readiness.
DUE TO THE RECENT CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, THE 2020 YOUTH SUMMIT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE