MILWAUKEE - The ACLU of Wisconsin is offering the 2020 Summer Justice Institute for high school students July 20 through 31. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the institute will be primarily held online.

Each summer for the past three  years the ACLU of Wisconsin, in partnership with community groups and leaders, has provided approximately 40 high school students (including incoming freshman), a two-week intensive camp experience teaching essential leadership and social justice issues, skills and techniques for civic engagement. 

Racial justice, identity work, public speaking, organizing, visual arts, self-care, civil liberties and civil rights are among the issues we explore. From issues in Immigration, LGBTQ+, Mass Incarceration, Voting Rights, and more, students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in Wisconsin today. Special preference will be given to Milwaukee Public School students.

To register for the Summer Justice Institute, go to The deadline to register is July 10.

For any questions or if interested in presenting content focused on civic engagement and art, contact Youth Organizer, Hope Owens-Wilson at 414.272.4032 ext.225 or