County Executive Samantha Kerkman speaks during a Wednesday afternoon dedication ceremony for the western Kenosha County-themed mural created by participants in this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Looking on, at right, is Kenosha County Gang Intervention Supervisor Donna Rhodes, coordinator of the program. PHOTOS: KENOSHA COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS
Kenosha County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin.
The work of art — a celebration of western Kenosha County landmarks — will soon go on permanent display in the lobby of the County Center at highways 45 and 50 in Bristol.
The program this year employed 146 at-risk youth who worked a total of 14,000 hours and public and private employer worksites across the county, all with the goal of teaching valuable work and life skills while also providing a paying summer job.