By Youth For Youth

By Youth For Youth (BYFY) is a committee of local high school students who will direct approximately $30,000 to projects generated, planned and implemented by youth groups benefiting people across Dane County. Each year, the BYFY committee sets funding priorities to meet the needs of youth in Dane County.

About 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. If you would like to join the BYFY committee, please contact Jess Guffey Calkins at (608) 244-3712 to learn more. All Dane County high school students are encouraged to join BYFY, especially minorities and students outside of Madison.
BYFY 17-18 Opportunity Flyer

By Youth For Youth is a collaborative project sponsored by the City of Madison Community Development Division, Dane County UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development, Dane County Youth Commission, and United Way of Dane County.

By Youth For Youth’s 2016-2017 Funding Priorities

  • Racial Equity
  • Education
  • Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Youth
  • Raise Cultural Awareness
  • Health
  • LGBTQIA+ Support and Awareness
  • Reduce Violence in Neighborhoods
  • Environmental Issues
  • Gender Equality

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