2022-2023 By Youth For Youth Applications Open!

By Youth For Youth (BYFY) is a unique volunteer opportunity for Dane County high school youth to be impactful leaders in their community.

BYFY members identify critical issues impacting youth in Dane County, establish funding priorities, review grant proposals, and recommend funding from County and City grants to support projects developed and implemented by youth to serve youth.


Applications due September 23, 2022

About 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.

The RFP for the 2021-2022 BYFY Committee has closed. Thank you for all who applied!

If you are an organization interested in joining our outreach list for 2022-2023, please submit your information here.

If you are a youth in Dane County and you are interested in applying for the 2022-2023 cohort, please submit your information here.

For more information contact Taylor Seale at

BYFY Request for Proposal (RFP) 2021-2022 Now Open - Apply Today!

Are you passionate about a problem in your community? Do you want to receive up to $3,000 for your group? The BYFY program offers up to $3,000 for student-led projects, clubs and ideas that will better Dane County. Apply today and make a change!

Applications Due 11:59pm, Friday, January 21, 2022

Thank you to our partners!