MKE Fellows Program Seeks to Keep the Brightest of Young Men in Milwaukee

Posted on Dec 23, 2015

From CBS 58
Aired December 22, 2015

CBS 58

Milwaukee – A local program is trying to convince talent students to keep their talents in their hometown.

On Tuesday, Mayor Tom Barrett and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch attended a luncheon for the MKE Fellows Program.

The program provides scholarship to local students attending Morehouse College in Atlanta.

The Tuesday event was designed to connect those students with local leaders and let them know the benefits of coming back to Milwaukee.

“It’s about exposing these students to the great things happening in our state of Wisconsin,” explained John Daniels of Quarles and Brady Law Firm. “And getting employers to see that there’s some wonderful  talent that we can attract to Milwaukee.”

“To me, it’s the type of positive reinforcement that’s necessary,” added Mayor Barrett. “Because these are young guys and for a lot of them, they could write their own ticket, they could go anywhere in the country.  We want them to write their ticket to come home.”

Several local companies support the MKE Fellow Programs, including Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, The Boys And Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Aurora Health Care,  the Milwaukee Bucks, BMO Harris Bank, and GE Healthcare.

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