Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership


Save the Date: 2018 YPCL Conference
November 9-11, 2018
Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, Wisconsin Dells

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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.

How do I register? Identify a team of youth and adults who intend to work together after the conference. Registration opens September 1—estimated cost will be $120, which includes meals and lodging. Check back on this page for updates.

What’s on the agenda?  17 YPCL Final Schedule

General info-packing-list, maps, etc


Need ideas to pay for team registration? We put together some Fundraising Ideas for YPCL Teams.

Do you have a workshop to share? 2018 Presentation Proposal Form

Questions? or 608-262-1912


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.


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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

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2014 YPCL Conference Report

2013 YPCL Conference Report