A Ministry of the ELCA - Supported by World Hunger

Youth Advocacy


We explored a variety of topics and ways to advocate at our first Youth Advocacy Retreat in April 2023.  Stay tuned to what is next from our team of adults and youth!


Look at what is happening for high school youth in River Falls in July!

This event for high school youth will include eduction on advocacy rooted in faith.  Organized by three synods but open to all youth! https://nwswi.org/journey…


Advocacy Exercise Ideas:  youthadvocacyideasloppwisc

God’s Story Our Story – a call to Advocacy Organized by former Hunger Advocacy Fellow Kelsey Johnson

Advocacy 101 for Young Adults, written by ELCA World Hunger and Hunger Advocacy Fellows

Pyramid of Hate:  The exercise integrates first-person video testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s archive with the Pyramid of Hate, a curricular tool developed by the Anti-Defamation League that provides students with an opportunity to explore the ways in which hate can escalate in society: POH_Final


Youth Organizing Team

East Central Synod of WI – Rev. Jenn Pocket:  jenn.pockat@ecsw.org

Greater Milwaukee Synod – Gretchen Haugse: ghaugse@me.com

La Crosse Area Synod – Contact Synod Office

LOPPW Director Rev. Cindy Crane: cynthia.crane@elca.oerg

Northern Great Lakes Synod – Stefanie Ehle: youthcoordinator@nglsynod.org

Northwest Synod of Wisconsin – Deacon Laura Ramlow: lramlow@nwswi.org

South-Central Synod of WI – Rev. Marie Leafblad: mariel@scsw-elca.org