Youth Delegates Play a Key Role in Superior Days
A diverse group of residents from northwest Wisconsin collaborate to enhance and build upon the area’s relationship with Wisconsin state government. Youth delegates play a key role in Superior Days. They are involved in the planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating all aspects of Superior Days.
Superior Days News and Links
Key Dates for Youth Delegates
October 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm @ WITC in Superior
Issues Identification meeting for all delegates
November 6, 6:00 – 7:00 pm @ Superior WITC/videoconf.
Mandatory orientation for new delegates
November 27: Registration closes for youth delegation
December 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Superior WITC/videoconf.
Mandatory meeting for all youth delegates
January 27, Concourse Hotel room block closes (if any left)
February 8, 5:00 – 7:00 pm @ UW-Superior, Yellow Jacket Union (note location change)
Mandatory training for all delegates
February 20 – 21, Superior Days in Madison
Youth Delegate, Self-Paced Training
Download Superior Days 2018 Youth Training as a PDF file.
Youth Agenda – Pending
Superior Days Youth Delegation 2017 by Sharon Krause
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.
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.
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.
Superior Days Youth Delegates Forms
4-H Youth Development Educator
University of Wisconsin-Extension, Douglas County
Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap Street, Room 107
Superior, WI 54880
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