Maureen Alley, communications director
Pay Increases for After School Staff
Wisconsin Youth Company supports essential workers by increasing its minimum wage pay
Madison, Wisconsin (February 11, 2022) — Wisconsin Youth Company announces pay increases for all of its after school staff. New site supervisors, those who work in-person and lead after school programs, are now paid a minimum of $17 per hour; and new group leaders, individuals who work with children in-person at After School with site supervisors are now paid a minimum of $15 per hour.
“Our staff are our greatest asset. We are proud to be able to raise wages, to demonstrate our commitment to valuing the work that they do,” says Rebecca Carlin, executive director, Wisconsin Youth Company.
Wisconsin Youth Company has a long history of working to raise wages at all levels of the organization in an equitable and sustainable way. The organization raised staff wages at the beginning of 2022, 2020, and 2019; 2021 was the one year the organization was unable to increase wages due to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This announcement comes one month after the organization expanded its Emergency Paid Sick Leave and commitment to pay staff when programs close due to COVID-19.
After school staff have been working in-person throughout the pandemic and have been essential at supporting children, working families, and community.