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GameChangers Youth Activists

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Our 2021-2022 application has closed.
A HUGE thank you to all the community partners who helped us recruit a fantastic group of young people for our 2021-2022 cohort!




Our 2021-2022 GameChangers meetings will be both be in person and virtual.

One Saturday each month we will meet from 10am – 2pm at the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA).*

One Thursday each month we will meet from 6pm – 8pm over Zoom.

*WCASA is located at 2801 W Beltline Hwy #202, Madison, WI 53713.



What is GameChangers?

Rape Crisis Center’s (RCC) GameChangers Youth Advisory Board  is committed to empowering youth to engage in activism, change the culture of sexual violence, and foster progress across Dane County. Up to twenty students will be selected as GameChangers for the 2021-22 school year. Participants will work together to educate themselves and their fellow board members about various aspects of activism and some of the root causes of rape culture, later addressing these issues through projects and presentations to community members. The focus will be on social justice, primary prevention, rape culture, and the intersectionality of oppressions within sexual violence.


GameChangers will learn about topics like:

  • Student rights and Title IX
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Social justice-centered political engagement and processes
  • Media literacy
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Legal advocacy

Examples of past GameChanger successes:

  • Partnership with Representative Chris Taylor
  • Recommendations provided to Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Jen Cheatham
  • 2017 & 2018 Policy Summits
  • Creation of Sex Education Tool Kit for Dane County health teachers


How are GameChangers compensated for their work?

Rape Crisis Center is committed to the development of young people and to valuing the important work done by GameChangers. During normal in-person meetings, GameChangers receive the following:

  • $8.33/hour for 5 hours per month
  • $0.51/mile reimbursement for driving mileage to and from every meeting
  • meals or snacks during each meeting
  • childcare, if needed

2021-22 note: For virtual meetings, mileage and meals will not apply.


When and where do GameChangers meet?

Our 2021-2022 GameChangers meetings will be both be in person and virtual.


GameChangers Dates 2021-2022

Zoom Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm

In-Person Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Saturday, October 16th @ 10 am – 2 pm (in-person)

Thursday, October 28th @ 6 pm – 8 pm (Zoom)

Saturday, November 6th @ 10 am – 2 pm (in-person)

Thursday, November 18th @ 6 pm – 8 pm (Zoom)

Saturday, December 4th @ 10 am – 2 pm (in-person)

Thursday, December 16th @ 6 pm – 8 pm (Zoom)

Saturday, January 8th @ 10 am – 2 pm (in-person)

Thursday, January 20th @ 6 pm – 8 pm (Zoom)

Saturday, February 5th @ 10 am – 2 pm (in-person)

Thursday, February 17th @ 6 pm – 8 pm (Zoom)

Saturday, March 5th @ 10 am – 2 pm (in-person)

Thursday March 17th @ 6 pm – 8 pm (Zoom)

Saturday, April 16th @ 10 am – 2 pm (in-person)

Thursday, April 28th @ 6 pm – 8 pm (Zoom)

Thursday, May 12th @ 6 pm – 8 pm (Zoom)

Saturday, May 21st @ 10 am – 2 pm (in-person


GameChangers may not miss more than 6 hours of meeting time. If you have concerns regarding your availability for meetings, you may contact the Rape Crisis Center to discuss them.


Access to technology: Attendance at these virtual meetings will remain integral to our program’s success and we strongly encourage you to ensure you have access to internet and a computer/phone to attend all meetings. If you need assistance and support with this we are happy to work with you – there’s a spot in the application where you can ask us to follow up with you! GameChangers strives to be radically inclusive so we want to help you navigate accessibility.


What are you looking for in a GameChanger?

Teens who are interested in becoming GameChangers must be:

  • Current high school student in Dane County at beginning of academic year.
  • Passionate about social justice, collaborative, responsible, and innovative.
  • Excited to work with other teens who may be different from the applicant.
  • Consistently available via email and able to attend meetings twice a month.


How do I apply?

Our application process will open again in summer 2022!


If you have questions about the GameChangers program:

Please visit our website for any updates or contact Heather Chun at (608) 251-5126 or by email at [email protected].


Special thanks to our community partners, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Ian’s Pizza!