The Teen Summit is End Abuse’s largest training, developed by and for young people. It brings together youth, parents, educators, activists, and mentors from across Wisconsin and the surrounding area to learn about individual and community healing, anti-violence work centering those most impacted, and imagining violence-free futures. With keynotes Linda Sarsour, Melissa Denizard, and Nalo Zidan, the 2022 Teen Summit theme is ‘rEVOLutionary ACTS’ and will take place in-person!
Who Should Attend? | The event will host 600 people with the shared goal of preventing violence. Adult mentors and advocates who work with or support teens are encouraged to attend; this includes parents, caregivers, teachers and school personnel, and those involved with sexual assault and domestic violence programs, tribal programs, runaway programs, and youth-serving organizations.
Safety Note | End Abuse will monitor COVID-19 risk and make changes as needed. Attendees will be required to wear KN95 masks (provided on site) along with proof of vaccination status and/or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event. We will be providing free rapid COVID tests on-site for any attendees unable to source COVID testing outside of the event.
Early bird registration extended deadline: April 30!
Here is a list of documents that are EXTREMELY important to review BEFORE participating in the Teen Summit. The documents are split up into 2 categories: for everyone, and for adults. We’ve created these documents to have a baseline of shared understanding of everyone’s expectations while at the Teen Summit.
Teen Summit Norms – The ways we agree to be with each other while at the Teen Summit. The norms are also ways to make sure that we are holding each other accountable for our actions to make a safe and brave space for everyone. Everyone should be familiar with the Teen Summit norms if they are attending the Teen Summit.
2022 Excused Absence Form – This form can be used to ensure students have informed their school of their absence from classes during the Teen Summit.
This document is for adults that are bringing youth in a mentor or chaperone capacity.
Teen Summit Mentor-Chaperone Toolkit – To provide resources, tips, and tricks to be a fully engaged adult with the youth that you are bringing to the 2021 Teen Summit. The toolkit is broken up into three parts; before, during, and after the Teen Summit. This toolkit was created by chaperones/mentors that have attended the Teen Summit in the past, Teen Council adult members, Dare 2 Know partners, and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Staff.
Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of attending the 2022 Teen Summit. Both group & individual Scholarships are available! Apply by May 7th at the links below.
The 2022 Teen Summit Room Block at the Kalahari is now full. However, there is additional lodging available at the Clarion Hotel & Suites for $90/night. Use the same online booking site to reserve: https://bit.ly/22TSroomblock. There is also still an option to purchase a room at the Kalahari at $414/night.
Guests can also call Clarion Hotel & Suites directly. Reference the 2022 Teen Summit when booking.
Clarion Hotel & Suites
60 North Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, UNITED STATES
NOTE ABOUT LODGING WEBSITE: The Kalahari system is set up to only make one reservation at a time, unfortunately. Even when/if you call in, the call center agent will have to make each reservation individually one at a time, exactly the same method an attendee would online. We are strongly encouraging attendees to reserve the Desert Guest Rooms AKA Double Queen Sofa for the 2022 Teen Summit.
Recorded videos from the Virtual 2021 Teen Summit!
Check out the YouTube playlist here for panels, keynotes, & workshops!
2021 was our first-ever completely virtual, completely FREE Teen Summit. This was a celebration of our many successes, as well as a time to revive and strengthen ourselves and our movement. We welcomed attendees to challenge preconceived notions on how to deal with these issues and learn new strategies for successful prevention and education on teen issues.
Thank you to our 2021 Peer Persuader Sponsor, Cuna Mutual, for your support of healthy Wisconsin youth and statewide violence prevention!
Become a Sponsor!
Every year it is our goal to grow and enhance the Teen Summit by providing as many teens as possible with a scholarship to reduce the financial barriers for teens. Below are the sponsorship levels and what each entails. For more information about becoming a sponsor and to submit your logos, please contact Monique Minkens at email@example.com.