Who We Serve

Please note:  families are varied and the use of the word Parent(s) refers to the adult(s) who are responsible for the child(ren).

Non-Discrimination

Wisconsin Youth Company (Wisconsin Youth) does not discriminate against children or families on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parent status, sexual orientation or source of income.

Wisconsin Youth facilities are operated in accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Discrimination Policy which prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parent status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income that is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6163 (Spanish).

Inclusion and Accommodations

Wisconsin Youth is committed to serving children of all abilities. Wisconsin Youth staff are expected to make every effort to provide respectful accommodations that will meet the needs of children within the physical limitations of program sites, the availability of program resources and within normal child to staff ratios.

All registration forms that indicate a child may need a respectful accommodation plan or have health concerns, will be reviewed to determine necessary supports that will best meet the needs of the individual child in an effort to provide a safe and successful environment for every child.  Wisconsin Youth will work with Parent(s) to create a plan that meets the needs of the child.  This plan will be shared with staff.

All Wisconsin Youth staff are trained in proper procedures to respect and protect the family’s right to confidentiality.  All child and family information is kept confidential. Information may only be shared when a signed release is obtained and used for the purpose of guarding the child’s health and safety. All persons with access to children’s records are instructed not to discuss or disclose personal information regarding the children and facts learned about the children and their relatives.

Religious Education and Holidays

In order to maintain the respectful environment, we strive to create at each individual site, customs and celebrations from a variety of cultures are included in program delivery.  At times holidays that have a religious significance for some are celebrated as cultural traditions within the program environment.  Please contact the program supervisor if your family celebrates a holiday or has a custom that they would like to share with the group.

Wisconsin Youth does not offer a religious education program or curriculum and does not include religious instruction or practices as a part of the daily schedule.  Prayers are not said as a group at any time during the program.  Please discuss any individual religious practice that you want your child to observe during program with the program staff.