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Wisconsin Leadership Seminars - WILS Program

SWIS District Youth Support Program - WILS


·         100% volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Wisconsin

·         It takes more than 120 unpaid volunteers to make WILS happen each year!

·         41 years of providing annual leadership seminar for high school sophomores

·         Seminar is 100% free of charge to students and their schools

·         The 2018 seminar is June 8-10, 2018 at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

·         Seminar weekend includes team-building activities, motivational speakers, community service, leadership panels, personal and small group reflection, a talent show and more

·         250 student leaders from around the state represented at our annual seminar plus year-round leadership development and volunteer service activities for all of our alumni

·         Optimist Clubs have been one of WILS’s top sponsors for many years!


To identify outstanding high school sophomores throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan for being responsible citizens in their community and/or school and provide them with the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their leadership potential.


Responsibility, Service, Inclusiveness, Decision-Making


·         Sponsorship of $200 covers all costs of the seminar for the weekend - including all meals, lodging, activities, facilities and a T-shirt for the three day seminar

·         Students love coming back to their local Optimist Clubs to speak about WILS and personally thank you for your support!

·   Sponsorship forms can be downloaded from http://bit.ly/WILSForm - please mail your donation to the P.O. box address on the form!

·         If you have questions or would like to ask a WILS representative to speak at one of your club meetings, please send a message to optimists@wils.us

 You can also support WILS on AmazonSmile and ShopWithScrip, as well as through other fundraising events throughout the year!  All donations from these programs and fundraisers go directly to student sponsorships for the seminar. For more information on these programs, please visit the Support WILS page on the WILS website.


E-mail:  optimists@wils.us | www.wils.us

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Samantha Glaser

WILS Board of Directors – Optimist Clubs Fundraising Lead


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