Ways to Give
Our Next Generation is a community-based, registered 501(c)3 non-profit. We rely on the generosity of those who believe in our unique and effective programing - from individuals, community organizations, congregations, foundations, corporations, businesses and grants. Thank you for your support!
- To make a tax-deductible donation to Our Next Generation by mail, send a check payable to Our Next Generation at our address listed below.
Our Next Generation, Inc.
3421 W. Lisbon Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Current Need: Sponsor a Swimmer!
Do you know that:
- Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4 years?
- 70% of African-American and 60% of Hispanic/Latino children cannot swim.
- African-American children drown at a rate of nearly 3 times higher than their Caucasian peers
In 2014, approximately 100 children from the Our Next Generation summer program received free swim lessons at the Washington Park pool. Some of the children at our program didn’t participate because they did not have basic swim gear – swimsuits, goggles, caps, and towels.
Free swim lessons will be available again this summer. Our goal is to have more children learn to swim. We hope to provide equipment to them. It costs about $65 to outfit a swimmer with a swimsuit, cap, goggles, and towel. You can sponsor as many swimmers as you like at $65 each. Or, you can contribute funds to purchase individual pieces of swim equipment – Cap ($8); swimsuit ($40); goggles ($12); or towel ($4).