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  • Join 4-H!  4-H empowers youth, ages 5-19, through hands-on learning.
  • Archery, clothing, fishing, foods, Legos, photography, rocketry, small animals, large animals, leadership, service, summer camp, travel, new friends, and more!
  • 4-H Flier - English
  • 4-H Flier - Spanish
  • For more information on how to join, or to attend an upcoming information session, go to

Anderson Arts Center CREATIVE CLASSES

  • Part of the Kemper Center campus, offers classes in art, music and dance for all ages, all year round!
  • Art Gallery and Gift Shop OPEN for free admission, Tuesdays-Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Call ahead for schedule.
  • Location: 6603 3rd Avenue, Kenosha. Telephone: 262-653-0481, Website:
  • Latest Updates & Special Events Information found on Anderson’s Facebook page.

Before and After School Program at RecPlex

  • The RecPlex Before and After School Program provides transportation to and from school, as well as wide variety of activities for children to do before and after school including: gym games, outdoor play, swimming, arts and crafts and more!. The RecPlex also provides mid-day pick up for children attending K4 classes for only half the day.

  • Information flier (PDF)

Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha

Each child attending the Club needs a membership. Memberships are $20 per child per year or $30 per family per year. The fee is waived for all teen members (ages 13-18). Program areas of focus include education, leadership, recreation, health and life skills. A healthy meal or snack is served daily.

  • Troha Youth Center & Tween Center
    • ​​Ages 6-9 and 10-12
  • Teen Center
    • ​​Ages 13-18
  • Laken Family Jefferson Elementary Extension
    • ​​Age 6 and up
  • BGC Sports
    • ​​BGC Sports (part of Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha) offers youth sport leagues and clinics to kids ages 4 - 18. Adult leagues are also run in select sports.
  • Boys & Girls Club information flier (PDF)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha website

Bright by Text

  • Bright by Text sends free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more!
  • Bright by Text is for anyone who cares for and loves a child between the ages of 0 and 8 - parents, grandparents, babysitters, aunties, uncles, neighbors, friends, teachers, and more.
  • Sign up for Bright by Text

Building Our Future

Together we’re better: Our purpose is clear at Building Our Future

A community in which every child has the opportunity and support structure to succeed in school and in life – regardless of race, ethnicity, ZIP code or income.

That is Building Our Future’s vision for Kenosha County, and it’s an objective that we’re excited to outline and celebrate in our newly published 2019 Impact Report.

Building Our Future is a network of community leaders representing all sectors of our community – public and private – committed to improving student outcomes.

Census 2020

Children's Wisconsin Urgent Care

Cub Scouts

Interested in Cub Scouting? Join today.

Education Foundation of Kenosha

Seeking Board Members

  • The Education Foundation of Kenosha was organized in 1980 to support the Kenosha Unified School District and its mission. The Foundation has financed a wide range of educational and enrichment projects not able to be funded through the District's normal budgetary allotments.
  • The Board raises and administers funds to support:
    • College scholarships for Kenosha K-12 students
    • Classroom grants to support K-12 teachers
  • Commitment:
    • Attend four board meetings per year
    • Promote and attend fundraising events
    • Participate on one subcommittee
  • INTERESTED? Send your resume and a letter of interest to Stacy Busby at or 3600 52nd St., Kenosha, WI 53144
  • Learn more about the EFK at​

EFK Fundraising Event - Nov. 1

EFK fundraising event - Nov. 1 at Mason's Eatery, 7000 74th Place, Kenosha, WI. 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Everything Under the Sun

A youth and family activity guide of things to do in the Kenosha area.

FoodShares Benefits

  • Families with FoodShares benefits: Use your EBT card at Kenosha HarborMarket and Westosha Market
  • More information

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project - Water Safety Resources

  • The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, Inc. (GLSRP) is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation that is about saving lives through water safety advocacy and drowning survival strategies.
  • Videos
    • WGN Chicago’s Very Own segment, “Man makes water safety education his life’s passion”
    • Dave Benjamin’s drowning accident and ‘Because I said I would’ water safety promise video
    • John & Kathy Kocher’s “Gentle Giant” ‘Because I said I would promise video.

Holiday House - Coat & Toy Giveaway

Families with children can receive FREE Winter Coat, Toy, and Food... Registrations currently being accepted!


  • Winter Wraps Coat Distribution:  October 12-16 and October 19-23
  • Christmas Toy & Food Distribution:  December 7-11 and December 14-18

Event flier with more information (PDF)

Kenosha Community Health Center

  • You can get your child's physical, shots and sick visit done at Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc. with convenient locations and same day appointments with Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioners. Let us help you maintain great oral health by utilizing preventative dentistry, which helps you and your family avoid cavities, gum diseases and more. Our dentists are dedicated to keeping your teeth healthy.
  • Flier (PDF)

Kenosha County Parks

Kenosha Public Library

Mobile Market

The Mobile Market is a grocery store on wheels that travels throughout Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties to visit neighborhoods and communities that have limited access to fresh and healthy foods. Everyone is welcome at the Mobile Market. 

Sylvan Learning Center of Kenosha

Try Hockey For Free Day - Nov. 7

UW-Milwaukee Italian Early College Credit Program

  • The Early College Credit Program at UWM allows students to get a head start on college by earning college credit while still enrolled in high school.
  • This is a great opportunity for Juniors and Seniors in WI High Schools to get early college credit and to study "la Bella lingua Italiana".
  • More information - Early College Credit Program (PDF)


Your voice and vote matter!

If you’re eligible to vote - it’s critical for you, your family and friends to make a plan and vote early. Voting early promotes safety by limiting crowds on voting day and reducing your potential for exposure.

If you are registered to vote, there are three ways to vote: first, in Wisconsin, you’ll receive an absentee ballot application in the mail. Complete it and return it as soon as you can. You can also request your ballot online, or via email, mail or fax. Then your ballot will be mailed to you. Fill it out, sign the envelope and have your witness sign and add their address to the front of the envelope. Mail it back or submit it at an official drop box. Second, you can vote early in person with no lines at early voting locations. Third, you can vote in person on November 3rd at your designated polling place.

If you are not registered or want more information on how to vote, go to The online and mail registration deadline is October 14th. You can register in person at your local clerk's office before October 30th or at your polling place on November 3rd.  

Remember, your voice and vote matter!

¡Su voz y su voto son importantes!

Si cumplen los requisitos para votar, es esencial que usted, su familia y sus amigos hagan un plan para votar con anticipación. La votación anticipada promueve la seguridad sanitaria al limitar las aglomeraciones de personas el día de la votación y reduce una posible exposición.

Si están registrados para votar, hay tres maneras de hacerlo:

Primera: En Wisconsin, recibirán por correo un formulario para solicitar la boleta electoral en ausencia. Llénenla y regrésenla lo antes posible. También pueden solicitar su boleta electoral en línea, por correo, correo electrónico o fax. Después de esto, les será enviada por correo su boleta electoral. Llénenla, firmen el sobre y asegúrense de que su testigo firme la cara frontal del sobre. Envíenla de vuelta o deposítenla en uno de los buzones oficiales.  

Segunda: Pueden votar anticipadamente en persona sin hacer fila en los sitios de votación anticipada.

Tercera: Pueden votar en persona el 3 de noviembre en su lugar de votación designado. 

Si no están registrados o requieren más información sobre cómo votar, visiten el sitio web El registro por correo y en línea termina el 14 de octubre. También pueden registrarse en persona en la oficina de su secretario local antes del 30 de octubre o en su lugar de votación designado el 3 de noviembre. 

Recuerden, ¡su voz y su voto son importantes!

General Document(s)
Form English Spanish
Census 101: What you need to know PDF icon census-101.pdf PDF icon census-101-sp.pdf
Census and education PDF icon census-eduation.pdf PDF icon census-eduation-sp.pdf
Census example PDF icon census-example.pdf
The 2020 Census and Confidentiality PDF icon census-confidentiality.pdf
How the 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond PDF icon census-invites-everyone.pdf
Census: Why We Ask PDF icon census-why.pdf
Census Jobs PDF icon census-jobs.pdf
Kenosha Community Health Center PDF icon kchc.pdf
Sylvan of Kenosha - Free Advanced Reading Assessment for Juniors and Seniors PDF icon sylvan-reading.pdf
Before and After School Program at RecPlex PDF icon recplex-before-after-school.pdf
Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha PDF icon boys-girls-club.pdf
Children's Wisconsin Urgent Care PDF icon childrens-urgent-care.pdf
UW-Milwaukee Italian Early College Credit Program PDF icon uwm-early-college-credit.pdf
Holiday House - Coat & Toy Giveaway PDF icon holiday-house.pdf
Everything Under the Sun PDF icon everything-under-the-sun.pdf
Cub Scouts PDF icon join-scouting.pdf PDF icon join-scouting-sp.pdf
Try Hockey For Free Day - Nov. 7 PDF icon try-hockey.pdf PDF icon try-hockey-sp.pdf
Kenosha Mobile Market PDF icon mobile-market.pdf
Sylvan - COVID-19 guidelines and offerings PDF icon sylvan-covid.pdf
Census - Kenosha Be Counted Week - Aug. 23-29 PDF icon census-be-counted-week.pdf