The ACLU of Wisconsin, Urban Underground and partnering community groups and leaders will provide approximately 40 high school students, a two-week intensive camp experience teaching essential leadership and social justice issues, skills, and techniques for civic engagement.  Public speaking, civil liberties and civil rights, organizing, visual arts, self-care, current events and threats to our society are among the issues we will be exploring. From free speech to privacy and from mass incarceration to voting rights, students will become experts on the issues currently being confronted in Wisconsin today.


Students will need to arrange to be at Marquette University (building and room to be announced) by 10 am every day of the Summer Justice Institute.  There may be transportation leaving from Urban Underground. Please let us know if you would want to leave and return from there. Bus passes for public transportation may be provided if needed. 

Lunch will be provided every day for students, please note in the attached permission forms if your child has any dietary restrictions.  Students will be released at 4 pm each day and are responsible for arranging transportation home.

Find the application in the below PDF.  You can email the application back to