Pre-College Programs

Taylor Brown (a participant in Milwaukee's summer Earn and Learn program) presents her ideas for placemaking at the end of her summer internship with the Milwaukee Department of City Development.

Are you a parent looking for a program for your children, a high-school student interested in learning more about planning, or an educator just seeking an opportunity to teach young people about planning in their communities? You will find links here to resources compiled by APA-Wisconsin to help you connect with opportunities near you.

If you currently offer pre-college programming--whether a one-day special event, a summer camp, an after-school program or summer internships in your planning department for pre-college students, please share it.  Email Nancy Frank at

Wisconsin Planning with Young People

Planning-Related Programs for Youth

Future City Competition

  • Middle-school students prepare over many months, culminating in a competition to show what they have learned and their vision for future city. 

Terrace Town, Madison

  • Grade school students build a city out of boxes.

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