From haunted homes to meals drives, the Kenosha Teen Process Drive connects with members of the Kenosha neighborhood via charitable tasks all year long.
For greater than 20 years, the Teen Process Drive has been a company for center and highschool college students who’re dedicated to dwelling drug and alcohol free lives.
The group meets on the Faulkner Constructing on the Kemper Middle and works on neighborhood service tasks.
Ace Castillo, left, applies liquid latex to Tremper Excessive College junior Ra’Mia Lane earlier than attaching prosthetics for Kemper Middle H…
Certainly one of his oldest tasks is the annual Kemper Middle haunted home, which councilman Jada Mone’ Robinson says has been a undertaking for greater than 20 years.
“The haunted home is our annual undertaking that all the time occupies our August, September and October slots of our calendar,” Mone’ Robinson mentioned.
Every year, the Teen Process Drive develops a brand new theme and plans costumes, names, roles, and room designs for the haunted home.
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This yr’s theme is “Sector 13”.
“It focuses on the final remnants of human civilization which might be inside the home. And all is effectively till a second wave of radiation causes a leak within the space and the whole lot begins to collapse. haywire,” Mone’ Robinson mentioned. “We love the apocalyptic stuff, as a result of it was one thing we may outsource for extra costumes and nonetheless keep on price range.”
The work of the group doesn’t cease after October, nevertheless.
“As soon as we get previous the haunted home, we begin engaged on amassing meals and if there are every other tasks we need to do in between,” Mone’ Robinson mentioned. “Relating to (being) January and February, it is about doing… Earth Day after which going to nursing houses (and) sending playing cards to nursing houses.”
Mone’ Robinson can be seeking to incorporate a brand new Teen Process Drive Cafe undertaking into the group’s programming.
“That one can be promoting pastries and sweet…to boost cash as a result of we’re a company that wants funds to purchase costumes, make-up and meals for the children,” Mone’ Robinson mentioned. “We may even be amassing gadgets for the Ladies and Kids’s Horizons shelter.
Mone’ Robinson mentioned the younger adults in this system get pleasure from giving again to the neighborhood.
Some members have inventive inclinations and have discovered methods to place their expertise to work on completely different tasks.
“I’ve a variety of children this yr who’re actually inventive…they usually prefer to get extra concerned in leisure (and) performing,” Mone’ Robinson mentioned. “So it is a good way for them to offer again to their neighborhood in a manner that they usually could not.”
Mone’ Robinson was part of the Teen Process Drive herself earlier than graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy for the Performing Arts in New York. She is the youngest advisor within the Teen Process Drive.
“My objective is to actually increase on what my predecessors have carried out earlier than me and switch Teen Process Drive into not only a neighborhood group for teenagers, however a company that we’re additionally invested in,” Mone ‘Robinson mentioned. “We need to make sure that they’ve cooking courses, and we additionally strive to verify they’ve inexpensive courses as effectively.”
Mone’ Robinson mentioned the significance of the group is to empower younger folks to seek out their voice and collect life instruments and expertise.
“They be taught to create tasks from scratch,” she mentioned. “It is actually an area that enables younger folks to defend themselves and flourish. (T)there aren’t many packages that enable them to do that.
The Kemper Middle haunted home opens tonight with “Kiddie Excursions” (lights on) from 6-7 p.m. After 7 p.m. the lights exit and it will get scarier. The haunted home is open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 5 Saturdays (October 1-29). Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youngsters (10 and underneath). Tickets are offered on the door. New this yr: sweet or a spell for youngsters is obtainable in the course of the Kiddie Excursions. The doorway to the haunted home is situated within the Faulkner Constructing on the again (east aspect) of the Kemper Middle, 6501 Third Ave. Snacks and drinks can be found for buy whereas ready to enter the haunted home.