By Youth For Youth

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.

Dane County high school students are encouraged to join BYFY, especially students of color and students outside of Madison. BYFY Members are expected to commit to participate for the FULL BYFY season, from October through April, with meetings on most Monday evenings (except for school breaks and holidays). Dinner is served before every meeting

If you would like information, please contact Jess Guffey Calkins at (608) 224-3702 or

BYFY is no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Class. Please check back in December for information about the 2018-2019 RFP.