Our Next Generation Receives Nonprofit Excellence Award

BizTimes recognizes ONG’s collaborative programming.

MILWAUKEE, November 10, 2015 – Our Next Generation received the Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year award by BizTimes Media LLC for its Outbound Learning Program.

ONG partners with business and community organizations that provide employee volunteers who are paired with ONG youths for one-on-one tutoring and mentoring after school each week at the partner organization’s site.  Partner organizations include Froedtert Health, ManpowerGroup, St. John’s on the Lake retirement center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and University School of Milwaukee.

The program exposes students to a variety of professional environments and potential career paths, while providing them with one-on-one academic support and meaningful relationships with mentors.

“We are thrilled that the BizTimes recognized Outbound Learning for this award because it lets us shine a light on the good work that our community partners are doing for our kids,” said La Toya Sykes, President & CEO of Our Next Generation.  “We are extremely grateful for all of the time, energy, and resources our partners contribute to make Outbound Learning such an enriching experience for our students.”

The BizTimes Nonprofit Excellence Awards are designed to spotlight the community impact of southeastern Wisconsin businesses and nonprofits.  The program also salutes the work of for-profit organizations, executives, and professionals who donate their time, talent, and treasure to community causes.

More than 100 nominations were submitted for the awards this year, and thirty finalists were named in ten different categories.  A complete list of finalists and their designated categories can be found at www.biztimes.com/npawards.   BizTimes Media selected the finalists, with consultation from a panel of industry professionals.

About Our Next Generation

Our Next Generation offers a wide range of educational, enrichment, and personal support programs that are designed to improve first- through twelfth-grade students’ academic and life outcomes in an environment where students can feel safe and empowered to engage in learning and self-exploration. Its programs are coordinated by a dedicated network of staff and volunteers who work to develop meaningful one-on-one relationships with each child and offer them a safe and stable environment where learning can be their first priority. Visit www.ongkids.org to learn more. .

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