I attended seminar in 2018 and it was an absolutely incredible weekend. Since then, I have attended reunions, been on the alumni association board, and have done multiple volunteer events with WILS. The people I have met through WILS are absolutely amazing and everyone is so supportive. WILS is a huge part of my life now and I am forever thankful for the opportunity to be a part of it.
WILS is honestly one of the most incredible organizations I have had the honor to be associated with. Everybody involved is absolutely amazing, and strives to create a yearly seminar that fosters an environment of growth, leadership, and kindness. If it weren't for WILS, I would have developed into a very different person, and I credit the people and experiences I have had for helping me to pursue my goals and dreams. I hope to continue helping to make this experience as wonderful for others as it has been for me!
WILS has been a life-changing experience for me! I went in not knowing what I was getting into, but it was an experience that I would never trade for anything! I made so many lifelong friends and so many memories! I can't wait to continue my journey with my WILS family! ❤
WILS was an experience I will never forget! I met so many new people and made a LOT of friends. All staff and student leaders were friendly and helpful. Because of WILS, I have more opportunities to meet others and volunteer.
It has been a pleasure to be a part of Wisconsin Leadership Seminars, Inc. since 2002. This organization is amazing and I have matured and grown as a leader. The programming is amazing and I have developed lifelong friendships with the wonderful members of this organization.
WILS has changed my life, and continues to change my life for the better. To put it simply, a three day seminar from over five years ago has shaped where I chose to attend college, helped me decide where to look into schooling after college, and has connected me to many potential future employees. Aside from the professional benefits I receive, I have been able to find volunteer opportunities multiple times per year in many areas of Wisconsin working with many diverse populations. I am grateful every day for what WILS has given me and how this organization continues to better me.
I attended WILS in 2017 and it changed my life for the better! I learned so many valuable leadership skills and made lifelong friendships. I am very thankful that I was chosen to be a part of such an amazing organization.
I attended WILS in 2014 and it was an experience of a lifetime. I didn't attend reunions for a while and was worried that it would be hard to jump back into the group, but I was welcomed with open arms. Everyone that I have met in this organization is caring, motivated, and incredible. I volunteered at the 2017 seminar and will be returning at seminar 2018 as a Junior Staff. I have also attended 5 reunions. WILS has shaped me into who I am and introduced me to people that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
It’s been 17 years since my first WILS experience, and it still remains as one of the most formative and impactful times in my life. The development opportunities WILS presented me with then and ever since have allowed me to grow personally and professionally, all while forming personal bonds with many amazing friends. That is why i continue to be a part of making this experience possible for hundreds of student leaders each year, and it is truly a treat to see just how good our future looks when observing them!
An outstanding program for the youth of Wisconsin! It guided me towards strength and leadership when I was young. I had the opportunity to give back years later as a group facilitator a few times. A rewarding experience to be around so many positive vibes.
I definitely hope to get back into WILS in the near future, but I always know there is a WILS alumni somewhere out in the world, making it a better place.
WILS is an amazing organization and has changed my life for the better. I am so blessed to be on the alumni association board and am grateful for the lifelong friendships I have made.
I attended WILS Summer of 2014 and it was honestly one of the most life changing experiences I've ever had. I have never attended a seminar where EVERYONE was as friendly and welcoming as at this seminar. I returned for the first time to volunteer Summer of 2017 and that was one of the best volunteer experiences I've had. I felt like part of a large family and learned so much from all the other volunteers. WILS is such an amazing organization and nothing I can say about it will be truly as amazing as experiencing it firsthand.
I was a WILS attendee in 2013 and I can say it was absolutely the most memorable event of that entire summer. I met wonderful people that welcomed me like family and learned about different leadership skills from many different community members. Thank you so much for putting all this time and effort into making a difference in leaders' lives.
A truly dynamic organization which continues to inspire and motivates so many young leaders! Not only does the organization sponsor such a spectacular seminar for 200+ deserving Wisconsin students, but also continues to foster and develop leadership skills for the many students who choose to stay involved. I am extremely blessed and honored to have been able to be involved with this organization.
WILS has impacted my life in so many ways. It has helped me find my true self, believe in myself, and most importantly, believe in others and the impact we can all have. WILS events do not last long, but if I ever need a reminder of the things I have learned through this oragnization, I can simply turn to the many life long friends I have made during my time as a student leader and as a alumni!
In my twenty years of experience working in leadership development, I've been lucky enough to encounter many remarkable organizations committed to the important work of helping today's youth identify and nurture their leadership capacity. WILS stands out as one of the most transformative and most comprehensive (not to mention fun, fun, FUN!) leadership development experiences I have ever had the opportunity to be a part of. I am proud to remain connected to several people who credit WILS with helping them recognize and enhance their leadership skills. I'll never forget the several years I spent helping them kick off the weekend, and I continue to support their work with donations.
I will never forget my time at WILS. As a participant, I not only got to volunteer and help others, but met some amazing people as well. WILS has been one of the most impactful experiences of my life. I hope that more people consider volunteering with the program in the future!
I attended WILS in 2013 and have since been involved. I attend reunions, volunteer at numerous events, and am now serving on the Alumni Association Board. This organization has given me more than I could possible explain. Friends for life, confidence, a sense of belonging, and powerful leadership skills to name a few. This has exceeded my life beyond belief. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to attend this seminar because it is truly life changing. WILS is not something that you leave from. Once you are involved, the things that are taught will stay with you for life.
I met many incredible people through WILS. WILS leadership program gave me the skills and inspiration to make the world a better place. Who I am and what I do to improve myself and my community today is a direct result of the positively impactful time I was privileged to spend at the WILS Seminar. WILS is very empowering and uplifting of students across the state of Wisconsin. Collectively, WILS has had a far reach and incredible impact in the great state of Wisconsin and the people in it. I never forget the time I spent at Seminar, as I am always trying to pay it forward daily in pursuit of making my community a better place, in addition to actualizing those dreams of mine WILS empowered me to believe I could achieve, which is a big first experience to have as a high schooler.
My wish is for everyone to receieve the gift of WILS Seminar.
WILS was an amazing opportunity that wound up being a life changing experience. Going in, I thought it was just going to be something kind of fun that my brother had over-hyped, but upon arriving I felt right at home. Since attending, I have done my best to be at every reunion and opportunity to reunite with my WILS family. WILS has definitely changed my life, and if you have the opportunity to go, I would 100% say go!