10th annual student showcase set for April 27
Milwaukee Public Schools’ after-school programs will host a student talent showcase called Turn on the Talent on Wednesday, April 27 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the auditorium of Audubon Technology and Communication High School, 3300 S. 39th Street. Eight student groups will perform for their peers, teachers, parents, and community leaders. The acts will include choreographed hip-hop routines, spoken word, and vocal performances. Due to limited seating, Turn on the Talent is closed to the public, but media representatives are encouraged to attend.
Inspired by popular television programs like American Idol and America’s Got Talent, Turn on the Talent will allow audience members to vote for their favorite performances. Following the event, the general public will be invited to watch the performances at MilwaukeeRecreation.net and cast their votes online before midnight on May 22. Winners will be announced at Facebook.com/MilwaukeeRecreation.
This is the tenth annual Turn on the Talent showcase. To watch performances from the last event, visit www.MilwaukeeRecreation.net/tot-2015.
Milwaukee’s Turn on the Talent event is part of a nationwide effort to highlight the importance of quality after-school programs. According to the Afterschool Alliance, 22% (205,209) of Wisconsin K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
For thousands of Milwaukee children, after-school programs represent a safe place to go for homework help, enrichment activities, healthy snacks, and positive social interaction. The Milwaukee Public Schools’ after-school programs serve more than 15,000 students each year at over 100 locations. These programs prepare youth to succeed in the classroom and become productive members of tomorrow’s work force.
To schedule media interviews, please contact Brian Hoffer at (414) 475-8938.