2013 Conference Planning
Notes from April 13 Planning Meeting (3 pages)
Conference — November 9-11, 2012 (Friday-Sunday)
Camp Matawa, Campbellsport, WI
For teams of high school youth and adults sharing decision-making roles in communities, schools, and organizations.
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.
Program (3 pg, 243 KB)
General Information (1 pg, 181 KB)
Conference Flyer (1 pg, 429 KB)
Issue and Tactics Sessions led by Youth Groups Working in These Areas and more…
- Healthy Lifestyles – healthy eating, going green, alcohol and other drug abuse prevention
- Interpersonal Relationships – social media/cyber issues, teen pregnancy, LGBTQ bullying, 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
Editable Team Form (1 pg, 69 KB) or Printable TEAM Form (1 pg, 138 KB) – To be completed by the team leader. Return a copy of the team registration plus the one-page registration for each participant by October 19. Return all forms and the original team registration form by October 26 (the additional time is to allow teams to register while you are waiting for forms to be completed by parents.)
Editable YOUTH Forms (6 pg, 174 KB) or Printable YOUTH Forms (6 pg, 399 KB) – To be completed by all youth participants.
Editable ADULT Forms (7 pg, 219 KB) or Printable ADULT Forms (7 pg, 549 KB) – To be completed by all adult participants. Adults willing to be cabin chaperones must complete the Volunteer Application-Youth Protection form.
If you'd like to present:
Complete and send the presenter information for review by the program committee to email@example.com
(1 pg, 27 KB) or (1 pg, 66 KB)
YMCA Camp Matawa driving directions at http://www.matawa.org/About-Us-Directions.php
Accommodations: The conference maximizes the camp atmosphere with a mixture of learning, fun and building connections. Workshops and activities are hosted in informal meeting rooms, the lodge hall and dining area. Overnight lodging is in heated cabins with single-sex bathrooms with separate shower stalls. Up to 14 people per single sex unit. Cabins may combine gendered units (boys and girls on opposite sides of common areas.) Members of teams will be blended with other teams in cabins to promote fellowship. Supervision in cabins is male or female adults sleeping in the common area between units with bed checks throughout the nights. Bedding is required – bring your own pillow, sleeping bag or sheets/blankets. See http://www.matawa.org/Take-Tour.php for a camp map. See http://goo.gl/maps/rxhhF for driving directions to camp.
What to Bring List
For more information on attending or presenting, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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YPCL is a coalition of youth and adults representing state-wide organizations in Wisconsin that promote greater youth and adult involvement in civic life. More information about YPCL and its members is contained in this presentation: (Power Point Presentation, 403kb) In November 2006, YPCL adopted a Plan for 2006-2008 (3 pages, 48 kb)
YPCL's Mission is to advance youth voice in Wisconsin by increasing the capacity for youth and adults to share civic leadership in local communities, schools and state-level government bodies and organizations by:
Advocating for Youth Voice
Building Mentoring and Learning Opportunities
2010 Conference Planning Information
2008 YPCL Highlights
2007 Conference Program
The conference brought together teams of mature youth and adults who work together in communities, schools, advocacy efforts, and other civic leadership activities.
2005 Conference Agenda (3 pages, 100 kb)
YPCL organized the "Walking the Talk" 3-day conference in November 2005 at the Green Lake Conference Center. 117 youth and 56 adults participated in community youth-adult teams. Most workshops were led by youth and adults, including state legislators and city administrators. Youth-adult teams created 24 community plans.