Running Rebels Community Organization’s “Mission Over Addiction” campaign is designed to educate the community about the dangers of substance abuse, promote local addiction resources, and offer an empathic model for beginning difficult conversations. The campaign launched in 2020 with support from the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and continues with a grant from the The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the state of Wisconsin
With 41 years of experience, Running Rebels is proud to be one of Milwaukee oldest Black-founded and led youth-serving organizations. Running Rebels annually serves 2,500 primarily Black youth, aged 12 - 25, with prevention and intervention mentoring programs. Running Rebels offers them a structured brotherhood and sisterhood of supportive role models, educational support, workforce development services, high-quality arts activities, an acclaimed athletics program, wellness services, and an after-school and summer-safe space, designed to keep kids safe and off the streets during out-of-school hours.