University of Wisconsin–Madison


People holding up a check from KohlsPEOPLE seeks a broad impact through professional development of teachers from participating school districts.

Dozens of teachers are recruited to teach summer classes to PEOPLE high school students in writing, science and math. Classes take place in the morning, Monday through Friday. Teachers receive free room and board on the UW-Madison campus, attend credited professional development seminars and experiment with culturally relevant models of teaching and learning.

Three-credit seminars are taught by UW-Madison faculty to enhance curricular and pedagogical skills. Tuition and books are provided by the PEOPLE program. Past seminars have discussed issues in science, math and literacy, as well as examined strategies for teaching in urban settings.

For more information about teaching opportunities with the summer PEOPLE program, call 608-262-7415 and ask for the summer school coordinator.

Partner Schools



Alexander Hamilton High School
Audubon Technical high School
Bay View High School
Bradley Tech High School
Golda Meir High School
Harold S. Vincent High School
John Madison Academic Campus
John Marshall High School
MacDowell Montessori
Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Milwaukee School of Languages
Casimir Pulaski High School
Riverside University High School
Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School
Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School
South Division High School
Washington High School of Information Technology


East High School
LaFollette High School
Memorial HIgh School
West High School