Milwaukee, WI– During the school year Our Next Generation partnered with Artist Working in Education (A.W.E) and the City of Milwaukee to create murals to revamp vacant city property.
On Tuesday October 24th at 4:30 pm Mayor Tom Barrett and the Department of Neighborhood Services will honor the students from Our Next Generation with awards for their contribution in fighting Graffiti and eliminating blight in our community. These powerful students created a bold beautiful mural on a City owned vacant building. In addition, the City of Milwaukee will honor the family of Sareyi Ahmed; an ONG youth who worked tirelessly on this project, but unfortunately passed away before seeing its completion.
Sareyi Ahmed was a bright student who planned on attending Bradley Tech High School in the fall. During the school year, Sareyi was one of the leading contributing artists on the Artistic Board Up Collaboration between Our Next Generation and Artist Working In Education (A.W.E). On July 18, 2017, Sareyi passed away in an unfortunate swimming accident. Our Next Generation hopes to continue creating meaningful art for the community.
Our Next Generation is a non-profit community center that focuses on helping inner city children students 1st-12th grade develop essential academic, interpersonal and life skills, leading to self-sufficient, responsible and productive adulthood.