Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership


Save the Date: 2017 YPCL Conference
October 27-29, 2017
Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, Wisconsin Dells

What is YPCL? The mission of the Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership Conference (YPCL) is to advance youth voice in Wisconsin by increasing the capacity for youth and adults to share civic leadership in local communities, schools and organizations. We advocate for a youth voice and build mentoring, networking and learning opportunities.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Teams of high-school-age youth (ages 14-18) and adults (21 or older) sharing decision-making roles in communities, schools and organizations (19 to 20 year olds are also welcome but should register as adults.) Groups are limited to 10 people with the preferred ratio of 4 youth to one adult.

2016 YPCL Schedule

General info-packing-list, maps, etc

Three steps to register for the 2016 YPCL Conference:

  1. Complete Team Registration Form – DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3, 2016
    Return Team Registration form ASAP since space is limited; Please email to
    Team Registration Form (fillable pdf)
  2. Individual Registration Form (for both youth and adults) – DEADLINE: OCTOBER 10, 2016
    Each team member must complete an individual registration form online at:
    Individual Registration
  3. Youth only: Then collect youth forms  – DEADLINE: OCTOBER 24, 2016
    Youth Forms
     (please email all forms to or fax it to 608-265-6407)
  4. Adults only: All adults staying overnight must also register as a volunteer–which includes a screening process. Please complete ASAP IF YOU ARE 19 and over, since this takes several weeks.
    1. Go to:
    2. Check: Set up a profile
    3. Choose as county “z-state” since you are not joining a county 4-H program.
    4. Role: Family
    5. Then on the Member List screen, under Add a New Family Member, check: Adult and complete the online forms. You do not need to select any projects or groups.

Questions? or 608-262-1912

Spread the word YPCL 2016 Flyer

Do you have a workshop to share?  2016 Presentation Proposal Form

Like us on Facebook at YPCL Wisconsin and we’ll keep you updated. You can also contact Matt Calvert, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, for more information.


YPCL logo

2015 YPCL program
General Information

Issue and Tactics Sessions led by Youth Groups Working in These Areas …
– Healthy Lifestyles – healthy eating, going green, alcohol and other drug abuse prevention
– Interpersonal Relationships – social media/cyber issues, teen pregnancy, healthy dating relationships
– Diversity/Multicultural Engagement – issues related to race, sexual orientation, gender, immigration status
– Ending Bullying and Youth Violence – gang violence, school to prison pipeline, working for better juvenile justice
– Youth and Adult Power – working together on issues in education and politics

Most of our workshops were led by teams participating in the conference.


Outcomes of recent YPCL Conferences

YPCL report image


2014 YPCL Conference Report

2013 YPCL Conference Report