The annual Teen Summit is End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin’s largest training, bringing youth, parents, educators, activists, and mentors from all over Wisconsin to learn about healthy relationships, teen dating violence, and sexual assault within a larger anti-oppression framework. We include educational and enthusiastic plenary speakers, as well as topic-related performances.
Below, find the recorded videos from the Virtual 2021 Teen Summit!
Check out the YouTube playlist here for the following panels, keynotes, & workshops:
Panel | Activating our Power & Leveraging our Privilege: A Gen-Z Conversation
Keynote | Violence in our World: Safe at home is NOT always safe | Samantha Collier
Workshop | Community Organizing | Vionetre Petty
Workshop | Dear Black Boy: It’s OKAY to Cry | Ebony Lewis
Workshop | Narrative-Shifting through Spoken Word | Guante
Workshop | Social Justice is More Than Just Us | Ajamou Butler
Workshop | Youth Empowerment | Ajani Carr
2021 was our first-ever completely virtual, completely FREETeen 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.
The event starts on a Sunday to avoid taking youth out of school three days in a row. End Abuse offers an Excused Absence Form form every year that students can provide to their schools without fear of being tardy or having unexcused absences.
Here is a list of documents that are EXTREMELY important to review BEFORE participating in the Teen Summit. The documents are split up into for everyone, for youth, and for adults. We’ve created these documents to have a baseline of shared understanding of everyone’s expectations while at the Teen Summit.
Documents that everyone should be familiar with if attending 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.
These documents are specifically for youth and may need an adult mentors help to complete each one.
2021 Excused Absence Letter – This document is for youth to fill out and give to their schools so that their absence will not be counted as unexcused while participating in the 2021 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.
Registration is currently not open for the Teen Summit
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.