2022 Summer Justice Institute

The application for the 2022 Summer Justice Institute is now live! CLICK HERE TO APPLY! The deadline to apply is Friday, July 8th. 

The ACLU of Wisconsin is offering the 2022 Summer Justice Institute for high school students July 18 through 29 in a hybrid format! That means we will be doing a mixed in-person and digital format to help accommodate the fast-changing health landscape.  

Each summer for the past four years, the ACLU of Wisconsin, in partnership with community groups and leaders, has provided approximately 40 high school students (including incoming freshman), a FREE two-week intensive camp experience teaching essential leadership and social justice issues, skills and techniques for civic engagement. At the Summer Justice Institute (SJI) students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in Wisconsin today.

Read more about past SJI experiences here

Contact Deputy Director of Community Engagement Abby Kanyer at akanyer@aclu.wi.org. if you have any questions or need help completing the application. Follow Us on instagram @aclu_youth!


Is my child eligible for SJI?

  • SJI is open to upcoming high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

I live outside of Milwaukee can I still participate in SJI?

  • While we are open to participants from other counties and cities in Wisconsin, special preference will be given to students Milwaukee Public Schools and Milwaukee County.

What will my child be learning at SJI?

  • The topics listed above in description are among the things we cover. For workshop titles please review the public schedule below.