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“Safe Streets, Healthy Teens”: Darius Carr at Paradise Landing in the Hilton

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Listen: What do you do if you want a getaway but you can’t spend the time or money to jet off to a tropical island? Well, you don’t need to go any further than Wisconsin and 5th Street in downtown Milwaukee, to the City Center Hilton Hotel’s Paradise Landing indoor water park. Unfortunately, when I stopped there for an interview I didn’t bring my swimming gear, but a whole lot of other people did and it looked like a lot of fun.

At Paradise Landing, I met Darius Carr (no relation that I know of, although you never know…) who’s spending his summer as a lifeguard as part of the Earn and Learn program. And after a summer at the pool? He’s heading to Beijing, China to study Chinese. Awesome: see podcast below.

To learn more about Earn and Learn, follow this link. Additionally, if you’d like to learn more about the awesome Paradise Landing Water Park at the City Center Hilton, check out their website. And if you go before Darius heads to Beijing, you can probably get some Chinese lessons from him!

Produced by: Adam Carr