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Holton Youth Center Faces Transition

“The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has made a difficult decision to close the Holton Youth Center.  We do not have a definite date set for the closing, but know that it will come in early 2008. We had originally set a date for April 1, 2008, but will remain flexible in the hopes that we can find another organization that can take over the building and continue to serve the youth of the neighborhood.” 

The first paragraph of the Feb. 23 press release from the YMCA outlines the present situation. But there is a long and complex relationship between Holton Youth Center and Riverwest that predates the YMCA’s involvement.

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Craig Wroten

Like so many other community-based organizations, HOPI operates on a shoestring budget, love and passion for the community and a commitment to harmonic and prosperous living for its members. Wroten says that each block is uniquely different and he could spend a week or more on each block, solving problems and addressing complaints. Unfortunately, his hands-on time is severely limited.