"Our kids need to be creative, our kids need a lot of opportunities in front of them and they also need to have the skills to make them competitive in the workplace," Baker said. "This school is a real important part of doing that for our community."
The program has partnerships with companies like Harley Davidson. Levatich said the company is proud to be a part of the program and is important since 95 percent of students in the program stay in the state for employment.
"Part of what we're doing in the schools is trying to highlight for kids what's going on in their community, because there really isn't any need to leave a beautiful place like Milwaukee to have a great career," Levatich said.
Seeing the positive programs and people on Weir's journey home, he believes "Happy Days" could be in the near future again for Milwaukee.