Community Action - Merrill After School Program: $50,000

The services that will be provided at Merrill Community Center are STEM related educational field trips and free weekly music lessons.  Some of the field trips that have been discussed are the Madison or Milwaukee zoo, Shed Aquarium, Lincoln Park Kids Science labs, Discovery Center, and Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

Community Action wants to be certain that it is able to provide enrichment to the youth and give them an experience that they will hopefully cherish into adulthood.

The Castle currently is providing music lessons to the youth served at the Merrill Community Center. Community Action would like to continue with their lessons so the students know how to properly use the instrument and learn to play.  Community Action would like to purchase additional instruments so the children are able to practice even when the instructor is not available.