Andrew Douglas Twilight Center grand opening

December 4, 2019

Milwaukee Recreation celebrated the grand opening of the Andrew Douglas Twilight Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.

The Andrew Douglas Twilight Center is the eighth Twilight Center to open, and is the first center to accommodate middle school students, ages 10-15. MPS officials and staff celebrated the grand opening with family-friendly activities, giveaway items, and a ribbon cutting. The Andrew Douglas Twilight Center is open on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m.

“Milwaukee’s youth have big hearts and a desire to be active,” Lauren Lopez, Manager of Milwaukee Recreation’s MPS C.A.R.E.S. program, said. “They deserve the best quality, affordable, safe, and engaging spaces that we can give them. I am excited that we are opening the eighth Twilight site at Andrew Douglas as we empower our youth in this city to thrive and have fun while doing it.”

Twilight Centers offer programming and extended hours at select schools so young people in the city have a safe place to go during the evenings throughout the week. The following sites are home to high school Twilight Centers (ages 12-18); Barack Obama SCTE, Bay View High School, James Madison Academic Campus, North Division High School, Pulaski High School, South Division High School, and Washington High School. Hours for these sites are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 6-10 p.m. This is a free drop-in program. Visit mkerec.net/twilight for more information.

MPS C.A.R.E.S. (Community and Recreation Engaging Students) is a community outreach and programming initiative with multiple components aimed at improving community conditions for Milwaukee’s children and young adults. This collaborative initiative is purposed to meet Milwaukee’s emerging community needs. For more information visit mkerec.net/CARES.