'Express Yourself Milwaukee' is Helping Kids Express Their Creative Side

A local non-profit is connecting professional artists with kids in order to help young people express their creative side.

CBS 58's Michael Schlesinger was there as performers and pupils prepared for an upcoming show that'll fill the Milwaukee Theater with soul.

4th grader Carmelo Thomas from Neeskara Elementary in Milwaukee has a pretty good idea of the role that arts play in his life. Every week he and a group of his peers receive a visit from Express Yourself Milwaukee. This is when the classroom becomes more like a stage.

Executive Director of this non-profit, Lori Vance, says her group branches out to 1,100 kids starting at age 7 and going until 21. They're not all necessarily students either.

At least, in this case, these MPS kids are gearing up for the 15th annual performance May 4th and The Milwaukee Theatre. And they've enlisted the help of an artist from a nationally renowned group to help improve their moves. Griffin has been with Stomp for more than a decade and having a special visitor like Griffin enhances what each young adult is learning. 

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