Riverworks Center H.O.M.E Team (Heroes Operating In Milwaukee Everyday)
In keeping with Safe & Sound’s mission of uniting residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods, H.O.M.E Team has been created as an initiative to promote neighborhood connectivity, positive youth engagement in the community, and project-based opportunities for creativity and leadership development.
Realizing the importance of proper grooming and the effect it has on self-esteem and perception, barbers will offer free haircuts to youth/men. The goal is to recreate the barbershop atmosphere, where ideas and information get decimated, shared, and debated.
Knowledgeable older men impart wisdom and ideologies with youth and other men in a positive social environment. Influential men (business owners, athletes, judges, entertainers, elders in the community, elected officials), will sit in on sessions and add their view point or expertise to discussions.
In exchange for grooming services, patrons will sweep their own hair and add their names to a contact list for community service projects like lawn care, snow removal for elderly, and neighborhood clean ups
Barbershop Mondays will involve local barbers from various barbershops, Men from AMANI and other neighborhoods, and young men.
Barbershop Mondays will offer mentor-ship opportunities, and help bridge generational gaps between young men and adults. Participants will learn the value of community service, laying the foundation for youth efficacy and community transformation.
For more information or to see how you can be a part of H.O.M.E Team, please contact me at 414 788-8085 or See you out there!
March 2, 2015More »