After school activities, just a touchscreen away.
Forget about gleaning the latest after-school activities from crumpled fliers and garbled intercom announcements. A mobile app released near the start of the 2014-15 school year, Beyond the Bell Milwaukee, (beyondthebellmke.org) sprinkles data on some 250 programs across an interactive map.
Users can search for activities close to their school or home, uncovering such opportunities as the Express Yourself studio at 3333 W. Lisbon St., which offers dance, art, music and theater groups for children. Other kid-oriented organizations are decidedly more religious or workout-oriented, such as the nonprofit City Kids Wrestling Club, which promises to teach kids “to wrestle. For real.”