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.

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 Visit:                                                                                                                                             

Staff Contact

Taylor Seale,

Thank you to our Partners! By Youth For Youth is a collaboration between:

  • United Way of Dane County
  • City of Madison Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development
  • UW-Madison Division of Extension, Dane County Positive Youth Development
  • Dane County Department of Human Services/Youth Commission



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