Being selected to attend the YLF is a distinct honor that you can be very proud of. Please take the time to apply – you’ll have the time of your life!

1. When is the application due?

Your application must be postmarked no later than Monday, Monday, May 11, 2015. Mail it to:

John Shaw WI BPDD
101 E. Wilson St., Room 219
Madison, WI 53703

Or email it to:

2. What should I do if I need help filling out the application?

Ask a friend, sibling, parent/guardian, teacher or feel free to contact John Shaw at (608) 266-7707 or

3. How do you decide who is invited to attend?

Applications will be scored by a panel of judges. The scores will be averaged and the top thirty students will be invited to attend the Forum.

4. When will I know if I was selected?

All applicants will be notified by letter as to whether or not they were selected to attend the Forum in May 2015.

5. What happens if I’m selected?

You will need to fill out a confirmation form and provide additional information to the Forum such as health insurance, accommodations you may need, etc.

6. Do I have to pay to attend the YLF?

No, the cost for attending YLF is paid for through donations and sponsors. Your food, lodging and materials are paid for through the program. After you have completed the YLF, we would like you to talk to a service club (e.g. Lions Club, Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.) in your community about your experience and ask them to support someone else who would like to attend in the future. This type of assistance will help you use your leadership skills immediately and will ensure the YLF continues for many years.