Our Mission

  • To identify outstanding high school sophomores throughout Wisconsin for being responsible citizens in their community and/or school and provide them with the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their leadership potential.
  • We fulfill this mission through an annual 3-day leadership seminar encouraging leadership development through emphasis on personal responsibility, volunteerism, increased awareness of social issues, and open-minded analysis of all sides of an issue when making decisions. The seminar is held at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in Whitewater, WI and is offered at no charge to the schools or students.
  • The mission is carried on throughout the year and into future seminars through our Alumni Association. The alumni hold reunions and perform community service several times between each seminar in order to maintain the WILS spirit and to continue friendships.


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Help WILS!

  • Use GoodDining so that every time you use your card to pay for a meal WILS benefits
  •  Purchase Scrip gift cards You can buy gift cards so that a portion is donated back to WILS
  • Visit our Donate page for other ideas on ways to help WILS