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Mondays and Wednesdays [August-Junr]
1PM - 7PM


TypED Club

An online engaging and interactive experience while you are learning how to type. Proper hand posture guide will show you the correct hand posture on every key as you type. Students will increase their typing speed and accuracy in a variety of different exercises. 
Monday- Friday  | 1PM- 7PM

Social-Emotional Learning

An integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions. Youth participate in group bonding sessions and other fun activities/projects.

Monday and Wednesday: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Aikido Takedown


In our martial arts classes, we offer wrestling/grappling, judo, and kung fu. Ages 6- 18 years old. Our youth participants have competed, ranked/placed, and won tournaments at various events around the state. Cost is $40 per month

Wed-Sat: 5 PM- 7 PM


STEM and Coding Club

It will enhance youth's knowledge and skillset around coding and STEM-related fields. MAruf Center for Innovation will develop and launch a coding class for youth to provide a basic understanding of the foundations of coding.  
Tuesday and Thursday | 5:30PM- 6:30PM


IXL Club

An online learning program that provides comprehensive coverage of the Common Core with unlimited math and language arts practice. Additionally, IXL Analytics tracks students' progress, allowing teachers to quickly assess Wisconsin Common COre readiness and ensure that students are well prepared for future goals.  
Monday- Friday | 1 PM-7 PM


Art helps youth express their creativity. Youth learn different artistic styles. Such as painting, drawing, crafting, and more. It allows youth to relax and be more mindful of what they are doing.

Tuesday- Thursday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Our comprehensive mentoring program ensures that youth are prepared to propel forward and reach their life goals. Using life and career coaching, youth are paired with young professionals who help them navigate to their career goals. To be a member of the Ma'ruf Center and enjoy all of its perks, youth must be enrolled in our required mentorship program.

Many/Mini Men Mondays: 

An interactive discussion-based program that intends to build communities of positive male role models who, through consistent group mentoring, encourage and empower teenage boys through the development of positive decision-making and coping skills as well as meaningful social/emotional connections. Many/Mini Men provide boys across Milwaukee, WI with an opportunity to address and rebuild their relationships so they can embark on the journey to manhood free of addiction and violence.

Winning Ladies Wednesdays:

A girls group that answers questions like Where do girls today get information about womanhood? Or straight answers about life and society? Usually, girls get their answers from friends, and more than likely- social media. These often unreliable sources can leave girls confused and worried about the world they live in and what the future holds.

offers female Club members ages 8 - 18 the opportunity to hang out weekly with girls of a similar age and have candid conversations with trained and caring Club staff. Topics include self-esteem, stressors, healthy relationships, body image, mental and physical health, and current events.

Daily Devotions: 

The purpose is to take a step away from the daily routine and focus on spiritual matters for a while. Whether you are going through a happy phase in life or you're really struggling with something at school or home, having a devotion will remind you that there is a bigger picture and a higher calling than what you see day to day. There is no set way to have a devotional, though. Some people prefer to do one early in the morning, while others will make time during the day. You may have a set reading plan for the session or take excerpts from a devotional book, or engage in a number of other things.

High Fives


Through our Leadership Development program, we aim to develop cohorts of strong role models for the community. As we see talent in potential or aspiring youth leaders, our leaders recruit and coach select youth on essential leadership traits including character, visioning, public speaking, mobilizing and executive presence.

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