Youth Engaged in Learning about Leadership

Calling on all young people and their educators to YELL louder than ever before with the Youth Engaged in Learning about Leadership curriculum.

A curriculum developed and compiled by Annie Lisowski, University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Professor of Youth Development, and Laura Pettersen, former 4-H Youth Development Educator.

YELL is featured in the 2020 Youth Advocates for Community Health Guidebook

YELL has also been utilized by hundreds of educators in the last decade to spark student leadership and engage young people in partnerships with adults.

The YELL curriculum content includes:

  • Learning about Leadership
  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Stress & Time Management
  • Communication
  • Working with Others
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Engaging and Empowering Others
  • Cultural Competence
  • Managing Groups
  • Teambuilding
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Leadership and Service Learning
  • Leadership and Youth-Adult Partnerships

The Youth Engaged in Learning about Leadership (YELL) curriculum is available at no cost by request. Please use the form to receive the download instructions.

Link to curriculum request form:

Please contact Annie Lisowski at for more information.