Volunteer with We Got This

We get a lot of questions specifically asking for ways to help out at We Got This. We Got This is known for a couple of things. Of course we’re known for our founder, Andre Lee Ellis who is now working at The Cage (check out the work being done at The Cage at https://thecagemke.com). We’re also known for the great work our young people do throughout the year. Today we want to highlight ways to help out at We Got This that involve spending a little time in or around the garden teaming up to work with our youth.

Each week a couple dozen 5th – 12th graders disperse from the garden at roughly 8:15 am with trash pickers and buckets in hand. We are always looking for community members to join us from 8:15 – 9:15 am as we work to physically make the neighborhood a more attractive and beautiful space through the removal of trash and small debris from our streets, sidewalks, and alleys.

Throughout the week, we have times set aside for individuals that want to help out in our garden spaces, some of which are staffed by We Got This student leaders. If you have a green thumb or wish that you did, we would love to have you come by and be a part of the team. Finally, we feel that we can never have enough mentors working with the team at We Got This. Mentors commit to coming to most or all of a four hour summer program session and follow most of the same schedule the students do. All it takes to be a mentor is a couple of hours and some life experience.

3 Ways to Volunteer this Summer:

  • Join us any Saturday (June – August) from 8:15 – 9:15 in beautifying the space around 9th and Ring
  • Be part of our student leadership team and help in the garden during the week
  • Become a We Got This mentor and be part of our Saturdays from 8 – noon

If you would like to volunteer some time at We Got This or have questions about how you might do so, feel free to reach out to us at contact@wegotthismke.com

About the author

Gardener, web designer, mom, daughter, co-host of the 53206 Cast podcast and loves Milwaukee, specifically 9th and Ring.

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