About Us

Office of Youth Protection (OYP)

The Office of Youth Protection (OYP) serves as a support unit to campus, assisting schools, colleges, and divisions with providing safe and effective environments in a wide range of youth activities that take place on and off campus.  OYP assists staff throughout the university by:

  • Answering questions about youth protection policy and best practices.
  • Developing guidance and resources to support effective implementation of policy requirements.
  • Assessing the compliance status of registered youth activities.

Staff in the Office of Youth Protection are available year-round for consultations about new and existing youth programming.

Contact the Office

Contact the Office of Youth Protection at youthprotection@wisc.edu with questions or to schedule a time to connect in person or virtually.


Aphra Mednick

Position title: Associate Dean - Academic Affairs and Programming

Email: aphra.mednick@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-8041

Kim Nawyn

Position title: Director of the Office of Youth Protection

Email: kim.nawyn@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-4532

Ashley Rose

Position title: Youth Protection Specialist

Email: ashley.rose@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-3531