If you had the power to improve issues that are important to you, would you?

By Youth For Youth

By Youth For Youth (BYFY) is a volunteer committee of Dane County high school students that makes investment decisions in youth-led programming in Dane County. BYFY provides youth the opportunity to identify needs and issues that are important to them and direct funding to address those needs through projects developed and implemented by youth to serve youth.

BYFY provides a meaningful leadership and volunteer experience for both youth participating on the BYFY committee, as well as for youth who apply for and implement projects for the organizations they serve. Youth develop into future community leaders by learning ways to organize and support their vision for change in the community, enhance their leadership skills, and strengthen youth participation in community volunteerism.

Join BYFY!

BYFY (By Youth For Youth) is a unique volunteer opportunity for youth to become leaders in the community. BYFY members are Dane County high school students who identify critical issues impacting their peers, establish funding priorities, review proposals, and recommend funding to support youth programs.


High school students who want to make a difference for youth.


Participate in a youth-led committee that directs over $30,000 to youth projects in Dane County. Hone your leadership skills and engage in a local community service project.


Be a voice for youth in your community

Develop leadership and collaboration skills

Grow facilitation and decision-making skills

Make real change in your community

Fund youth-led projects and initiatives

Connect with a diverse group of students

When and Where?

6 months on Mondays starting October 18, 2021 through April 25, 2022 (no meetings over winter break & holidays)
Due to COVID-19, weekly Monday meetings will be held via Zoom from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
We will continue to evaluate the safety of meeting in person, with possibilities of hybrid opportunities.

For more information contact Taylor Seale at


How to Apply:

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