2018-2019 Plan

Two proof of concept events in 2018 – a 3-day boot camp and Miller Park event – validated the “sports as a hook” premise and set the stage for 2019, which is the 50th anniversary of Beloit’s Lamont Weaver’s “shot heard around the state.”

Here are the 2019 plans

Visioning process:  Peter Jonas, a professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee is facilitating 30 participants from the Beloit, Neenah, Madison and Milwaukee areas.  The team will produce recommendations to Wisconsin’s sports, business and education communities.

Research design:  Donald D. Dantzler Jr. a researcher and evaluator at the University of Wisconsin – Madison LEAD Center, in the Center for Education Research, is coordinating 2019 event evaluations and a research strategy to guide and measure future efforts.  These recommendations also will go to Wisconsin’s sports, business and education communities.

SHOUT Heard Around Wisconsin:  Beloit and Neenah are taking the lead in 2019 Bridge and Build activities, some with a servant-leader focus, to commemorate the “shot” and set the stage for a “Youth: United in Wisconsin Day.”  The SHOUT from youth will invite Wisconsin to consider next steps using the Bridge and Build model to shape their futures.  There may be activities in Milwaukee and Madison.

On October 13, 2018, the vision-mission team met at the Madison Mallards’ Duck Pond for a planning event.