Teens For Life

Welcome to Wisconsin Teens for Life!

Want to get in on the fun? Wisconsin Teens for Life is all about that and more (like saving lives!). Use the links on the right to find the event or information you are looking for.

Annual Essay Contest

Questions?

Contact Joleigh (Little) Bass at jlittle@wrtl.org or (218) 340-1927.

Check Out Previous Winning Essays

Join Us at the State Conference!

Join us for our annual conference! Come see our guest panel of speakers tackle the difficult problems facing the pro-life community and enjoy a banquet lunch and dinner! Click below for more info.

L!fe Camp

Are you passionate about the right to LIFE? Want to learn how you can make a difference? Want to meet new friends that share your passion?

Come join us for L!fe Camp! 
Sunday, August 5 – Friday, August 10, 2018
Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, WI

Questions about registering? Call Maddy Laufenberg at (414) 308-1058.

Camp Highlights

Educational Sessions // Legislative Field Trip to Madison // Experienced Pro-Life Speakers // New Friends // The “Baby Bean” Coffee Shop // The Teens for Life Store and Cantina // Games and Movie Nights // Swimming //
…And so much more! 

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation packet containing a finalized schedule, packing list, directions to camp, a parental release form, and other information about L!fe Camp!

Campers are Encouraged to FUNDRAISE Their Way to Camp!

With the use of peer-to-peer fundraising, you can raise the money to pay for all or part of your way to camp! Creating your own peer-to-peer fundraising campaign is easy: 

  1. Visit: https://wrtl.dntly.com/campaign/send-a-teen-to-l-fe-camp#/ 
  2. Hit one of the two green buttons that says, “Fundraise”. You will be taken to the page to set up your own fundraiser.
  3. Under “What Do You Want to Call Your Fundraiser” create a name that helps people know what you’re fundraising for, such as “Help Send Me to L!fe Camp!” or “Please Help Me Learn How to Save Lives” or whatever works for you. 
  4. Under “Tell Supporters Why They Should Give to the Cause You’re Fundraising For” include a few words about why people should help you go to camp. 
  5. Don’t forget to upload your picture so your friends and family know this is a legitimate fundraiser!  
  6. When you’ve completed these steps, hit the green “Create Your Fundraiser” button and, voila!, you have a fundraising page.  
  7. Be sure to share your fundraiser often on social media, and e-mail it to your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, or anyone who might support your efforts to go to camp.
  8. You can also mention that all donations are 100% tax deductible and will make an incredible difference in a young person’s life!  

Our software will keep a record of the donations you receive and we will discount your camp registration based on the amount you raise. If the amount you raise exceeds the cost of camp, you can rest assured these donations will help other teens enjoy L!fe Camp, as well! 

Be a Hero. Save a Life. Fundraise Your Way to L!fe Camp! 

Start Your own Teens for Life Group

Hey everyone!  If you’re wondering how YOU can start your own Teens for Life group and get connected with other teens who care about the right to life, you’ve come to the right place!

Here’s a little something on how to get started — taking your first steps: Getting_Started.pdf

Once you’ve read through that, please email us using the form below to let us know that you exist and so we can help you out if you have any questions.  We would love to put you in touch with other teen groups in WI and to invite you to some events designed just for teens like you who want to make a difference for life!

School Paper Research

You’re barely back from vacation and your teacher asks you to do a report or a research paper on a current issue. You believe strongly in the right to life and so you’d like to do your paper on some aspect of the abortion issue. But where do you start?

Of course, you’ll still have the responsibility to write the paper, watch your grammar, and turn in your paper in a timely fashion. But the links on the right will provide you with the kind of accurate information and arguments you need to prepare a top-notch paper. Here’s some practical advice and suggestions on how to think through assembling your paper.

Some Hints on Choosing a Topic

Deep or Wide? – Do you want to give your reader a general background on the topic or do you want to write in-depth on one aspect of the debate? If you choose to go general, you’ll basically just be introducing the topic and outlining some of its broad ramifications. But you can still show why the issue is important and address some of the most salient facts.

Life has many facets – If you decide you want to look at one issue in depth, there are many possible topic areas.

Doing Your Research

Write it down – When you find some information relevant to the topic you’ve chosen, write down exactly what your source says and fully document the original source. That means saying no more and no less than what the source says. Indicate the author, the name of the article, the publication, the date, and any further publication data.  If you cite Roe v. Wade or any of the other High Court abortion cases, make sure you characterize these correctly by checking Supreme Court Decisions: Abortion.

Assembling Your Information

  • Assemble Your Sources – Get all your notes and resources together. Take a look at what you’ve got. Are there any gaps in your research? If you’re looking at the history of abortion, do you have the information on The History of National Right to Life, and Wisconsin Right To Life, a key participant in the battle over abortion?
  • Think through your arguments – What are the points you need to emphasize to best make your case? What is the logical order of your arguments? Do you have evidence for the arguments you intend to make?
  • Outline your Paper – Your teacher may be your best guide here and he or she probably has a specific format in mind. It’s often as simple as identifying your thesis, lining up the main points of your argument, supplying the evidence you need to make those points, and then summing up your research in a conclusion.
  • Factsheets – Factsheets such as the Teens & Abortion: Why Parents Should Know and The Pain of the Unborn not only supply you with the facts, but also provide good examples of how a topic can be organized and can help you spotlight the strongest and most relevant arguments.

Writing Your Paper

  • Pay attention to the basics – You may have a great argument and possess the most compelling evidence. But if you can’t express it in a clear and concise way, you’ll impress no one. Follow standard rules of grammar so that subjects and verbs agree, sentences don’t run on, proper nouns are capitalized, etc. Check your spelling. Have someone else read your paper or read it out loud to see if any phrases or sentences are jarring or confusing.
  • Know your audience – Quotes from the Bible, Pope John Paul II’s “Gospel of Life,” etc. may fit in nicely to your paper if you are encouraging people of faith to take up the right-to-life cause. In a public school, however, it may be more effective to argue the right-to-life cause from a human rights or civil rights perspective. Not everyone recognizes the same religious authority, but your teachers will take note of material from medical texts and journals about the development of the unborn child or abortion’s physical and psychological effects on women.  (Problems After Abortion)
  • Stick to the Facts – If you don’t have a source for some statement you want to make, don’t make it. If you have conflicting sets of data, get the sources for each one and see which one holds up best.
  • Keep your cool – Never personally attack and avoid hyperbole. Give opposing arguments their due both because that is being intellectually honest and because it tells your teacher he or she does not need to view your solid counter-evidence with suspicion.

Can we guarantee you’ll get an A+ on your research paper? Sorry, no. A great deal of that is still up to you.

But with links found here and at National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund, you’ll have the ideas and information you need to address some of the hottest topics in America today. You’ll be better and smarter for it. And that’s what education is all about.

Need More Info?

Wisconsin Right to Life online resources are helpful for both high school and college students researching the various life issues.

Need To Get In Touch?

Give us a call at

715-378-4302

Or use the form to the right.

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