Youth Service Programs
Youth Volunteer Corps
The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a group of young people (ages 14-18) who are passionate about volunteerism and making an impact in their community. The YVC will work together to promote youth volunteerism all across Dane County. The group will take a leadership role in planning, organizing and participating in two large service events: the Teen Gift Program in the winter and Global Youth Service Day in the spring.
Please click here for more information and the application.
By Youth For Youth (BYFY)
Proposals for student and youth led initiatives in Dane County are now being accepted by the By Youth For Youth (BYFY) committee and sponsors. Led by United Way, BYFY is a committee of local high school students who will direct approximately $20,000-$30,000 to projects generated, planned and implemented by youth groups benefiting people across Dane County. Youth/youth groups can apply for up to $3,000 for a one year period.
The deadline for receiving proposals is December 21, 2012 at noon. To ensure delivery, proposals should be postmarked December 19, 2012. This year’s funding priorities set by the committee are focused on activities that promote healthy relationships, diversity and multi-culturalism, education and career planning, healthy living, LGBTQ, and the environment; as well as drug and alcohol use prevention and education. For a full list, please see the Request for Proposals.
Download By Youth For Youth Funding Proposals
An optional information session will be held for interested applicant groups on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 6:30-7:30PM at the Anderson United Way Building located at 2059 Atwood Avenue, Madison.
BYFY is a unique volunteer opportunity for local youth to become leaders in the community. BYFY committee members are Dane County high school students who represent the youth community in identifying critical issues impacting their peers, establishing funding priorities, reviewing proposals, and recommending youth program funding.
By Youth For Youth is a collaborative project sponsored by Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods, United Way of Dane County, Dane County Youth Commission, and the City of Madison Community Development Division.
For more information, contact Lauren Martin at email@example.com.
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Global Youth Service Day
Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of youth who improve their communities every day. Each year on Global Youth Service Day, millions of children and youth around the world work together with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, volunteer and national service programs, government agencies, faith communities, and other individuals to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.
Check back later for more information on how to get involved in Dane County!