Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership

YPCL-2014_teens-teaching-for-webWhat 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.

YPCL logo-color2015 YPCL Conference: Unite the Fight to Make Things Right

November 13-15, 2015, Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells

Team Registration Form – Due October 2nd along with individual Member forms for your team

Team Member Individual Registration Form – Return to Team Leader

Registration Announcement – printable flyer

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. Groups are limited to 10 people with a preferred ratio of four youth to each adult.

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 are led by teams participating in the conference

facebook logo 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.

Interested in presenting a workshop? Here is the Presentation Proposal Form

Tentative Agenda

Friday, November 13

  • 1:00-2:00  Check in
  • Camp Exploration
  • Cabin Talks
  • Opening Assembly


  • Workshop Session #1
  • Political Event Planning-Prepare to take a stand
  • Round Table Discussions – Propose your own!

Saturday, November 14

  • Morning Clubs (Optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Assembly
  • Workshop Session #2
  • Free time for recreation, talent show preparation


  • Workshop Session #3
  • Tactic Planning
  • Assembly to Launch Action Planning
  • Team Action Planning


  • Cabin meetings
  • Governor Candidates
  • Celebrate Expression and Talent

Sunday, November 15

  • Morning Clubs (Optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Assembly
  • Present Action Plans and Connection Web
  • Issue Discussion and Election
  • Conference Memories and Check Out at 11 am

Outcomes of recent YPCL Conferences

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2014 YPCL Conference Report

2013 YPCL Conference Report