Interested in Presenting a Workshop at the Youth Summit?

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The Social Development Commission (SDC) is seeking to expand learning, community engagement and self-advocacy by providing access to community action agencies, human service, government, and education professionals nationwide as we embolden and encourage our youth to live this year’s Youth Summit theme:

Standing on Business !

Milwaukee County youth continue to express the need to learn more about entrepreneurship and better living. We want to provide every resource available to help educate and expose them to their potential!

Preparations are well underway, and we need your help to make the 2024 Youth Summit a success.

We invite you to join us in this effort by submitting your workshop presentation on best practices and thought-provoking ideas that align with our conference theme. All workshops will be 90 minutes long and there will be two sessions during the event, which runs from 8:30am-2:00pm.

We encourage you to submit interactive presentations as most participants are in 8th-12th grade.

Suggested topics are any that significantly impact people who are in the lived experience of poverty and are not limited to issues related to learning and or prevention such as:

Teen Workshops – Grades 8-12


  • College Goals – Choosing what works best for the individual
  • Alternative Post High School Certificates
  • Skilled Trade Opportunities, including Healthcare
  • Understanding the FAFSA application process
  • Scholarship Opportunities and Searching for them


  • Barber Cosmetology
  • Real Estate
  • DJ’ing
  • Spoken Word
  • Content Creator & Social Media Influencer

Mental Health /Wellness

  • Healing past grief /loss
  • Depression
  • Healthy Foods & Meal Preparation
  • Safe space discussion (gender specific)
  • Healing Arts – Stress Relief
  • Goal Setting
  • AODA Issues

Personal Finance

  • Money Management for Youth
  • Credit and why it’s important
  • Homeownership

Adult Workshops (parent, guardian, or student chaperone)

  • FAFSA – Understanding and the Preparation Process
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Money Management
  • Bridging the Gap – How to Relate to the Generation You are Serving

What: SDC 2024 Youth Summit

Date: April 5, 2024; 8:30am-2:00pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Downtown Milwaukee; 333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Theme: Standing on Business !

Audience: Milwaukee County Youth 8th – 12th grades

Attendance: 500 -700

Tentative Agenda:

8:30am-9:15am Welcome

9:15am-9:25am Travel to Workshops

9:25am-10:55am Workshop Block A

10:55am-11:00am Break/Travel to Workshops

11:00am-12:30pm Workshop Block B

12:30pm-1:15pm Travel/Grab Lunch /Entertainment

1:15pm-1:45pm Keynote

1:45pm-2:00pm Wrap Up

2:00pm Release

Finally, we want to thank you for your consideration. By participating in this conference, you will help us uphold the promise of Community Action.

The Promise of Community Action Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Workshop Proposal Submission Deadlines


Proposals will be accepted until Friday, February 23, 2024 – NO Exceptions

Questions regarding proposals can be sent to:

CR-Social Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact Jennifer Harris, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2784 or Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

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