Youth Delegates Play a Key Role in Superior Days

Superior Days youth increase their knowledge and civic skills during the Superior Days process.  They help plan Superior Days by identifying issues important to their community and choosing a Keynote Speaker for their banquet to talk about a specific issue.  They also plan what activities they will do when not lobbying, such as job shadowing, agency visits or special tours.

Superior Days News and Links

Key Dates for Youth Delegates

November 5, 6:00 – 7:00 pm @ Superior WITC/videoconf.
Mandatory orientation for new delegates

November 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pm @ WITC in Superior
Issues Identification meeting for all delegates (hosted dinner will be served)

November 28: Registration closes for youth delegation

December 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Superior WITC/videoconf. Note new date
Mandatory meeting for all youth delegates (hosted dinner at both WITC-Superior and WITC-Ashland will be served)

January 18 at 11:59 PM, Concourse Hotel room block closes, or when all rooms in block are sold (whichever comes first)

January 31, 5:00 – 8:00 pm @ UW-Superior, Yellow Jacket Union
Mandatory training for all delegates (hosted dinner will be served)

February 12 – 13, Superior Days in Madison

Youth Delegate, Self-Paced Training

Download  as a PDF file: Superior Days 2019 Youth Training 1

Youth Agenda – Pending – TBD

Partner Links

Purpose of Student Participation

Increase the knowledge and civic skills of youth in the Superior Days process. Raise the perceptions among adults as to the contributions that area youth can make through adult-youth partnerships. Assist teens in communicating with state government through development of a “Youth Agenda.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the appropriate age for a youth delegate?
Students between the ages of 16 and 18, depending on the maturity level.

What are the costs for the youth?
Usually there are no costs, except for personal spending for youth who are sponsored by schools or agencies.

Who pays?
Local area school districts and youth organizations, such as 4-H clubs.

Is spending money provided to the youth participants?
No funds are provided for free time expenses.  Youth must provide their own funds for special activities.

What activities are there to do when free time is allotted?
Each group pre-plans special activities.  In the past, youth delegates have attended basketball or hockey games, if the Badgers were playing.  They can also enjoy shopping and dining on Madison’s State Street.

What do students wear?
Youth should wear business/dress-up type clothing for all meetings held in Madison during Superior Days.  Youth have some free time during their trip in which they can wear casual clothes.

How do I get to Madison?
Contact your youth chaperones or Sharon Krause, Youth Coordinator for transportation information.

Youth Forms

Contact for more information:

James R. Anderson III, PhD
Superior Days Coordinator
James.Anderson@ces.uwex.edu
(715) 395-1363
Rebecca Wilberg
Volunteer Youth Coordinator

 

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