Willkie House

The mission of Willkie House is to develop character and esteem in young people through the promotion of academics, social skill building, health, and recreation. Today Willkie House typically serves over 375 youth and their families during the fiscal year, which runs from July 1st through June 30th.Participants in the Willkie House programmingrange from five to 18 years of age, with the majority of these participants coming from low-income families.The ethnic backgrounds of the participantsmirror the ethnic makeup of the greater Des Moines community, with the majority being children and families of color.