2020-2021 PROGRAM YEAR

Program Year Overview:

Now more than ever, our young people are stepping up and using their voices across the nation - join them by joining us!

For our 2020-2021 program year, you can expect...

  • Connections made with other students from across the state

  • The same great programming you've come to expect and enjoy

  • A fully-virtual fall rally event, complete with guest speakers, political compromise activities, friendly debate, and (of course) ample social time

  • NEW virtual workshops throughout the year, on topics such as government fundamentals, public speaking, persuasive writing, new literacy, grassroots advocacy, anti-racism, and more!

  • A statewide conference in spring - while at this time it's unclear whether this conference will be virtual or in-person, we are committed to providing an excellent experience with lots of opportunity for leadership, mentorship, and relationship-building.

Leadership:

Governor – Elise Bormann, Chippewa
Lieutenant Governor – Maggie Buss, Fox Cities
Secretary of State – Danielle Zheng, Fox Cities
Supreme Court Chief Justice – Amanda Padgett, Fox Cities
Editor-in-Chief – Julia Hartlep, Fox Cities

Key Dates:

Sunday, November 8 - Virtual Fall Rally

March 13-14 & 20-21 - Tentative Model Government conference dates (if virtual)

Workshop Schedule

October:

  • RealTalk: Government Fundamentals

  • Public Speaking

November:

  • Program Area Breakouts

    • Legislative - ​Writing bills

    • Judicial - Writing briefs

    • Media - Conducting interviews

December:

  • Parliamentary Procedure

  • News Literacy

January:

  • Persuasive Writing/Speaking

  • Program Area Breakouts

    • Legislative - Debate skills​

    • Judicial - Oral arguments & deliberation

    • Media - Eliminating bias

February:

  • RealTalk: Inclusion & Anti-Racism

  • Grassroots Advocacy

Delegations:

Chippewa Falls
Dane County
Door County
Eau Claire
Fond du Lac
Fox Cities

Green Bay

Kenosha
Kettle Moraine
Manitowoc

Oconomowoc/Pabst Farms
Racine
Stevens Point

**VIRTUAL DELEGATIONS**

© 2020 by Wisconsin YMCA Youth in Government

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