WIRE Youth Development Programs

wire logoThrough WIRE, the Walker Institute fulfills an important part of its mission: to help build more equitable and inclusive communities through community service. Since 2008, more than 1,000 youth between 7 and 13 years-old have participated in one or more WIRE Youth Development Programs from the Walker Institute.

WIRE programs help youth envision themselves in college and in desirable careers—and provide culturally sensitive guidance and instruction to help them get there. All programs are free of charge.

Spring 2019 WIRE Sports Registration Now Open


 Who: Kalamazoo youth ages 7-12

When: Saturday mornings from 9 am-noon  January 19 - April 20, 2019

Where: Western Michigan University Student Recreation Center

Directions: From Stadium Drive, Take Oliver St west, turn right on Ring Rd S, and then right into parking lot 13.


Click here to register your child.


For more information, please contact:

Gus Calbert at gus.t.calbert@wmich.edu or (269) 910-9211