Wisconsin Youth Company exists so that children thrive outside the school day. This means all youth in our community are welcome to participate in our programs, and those that do are given the opportunity to reach their full potential in a safe, welcoming environment.

As the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Youth Company, we have adopted the following principles to guide the organization’s work:

Wisconsin Youth Company exists so that the children of south central Wisconsin thrive outside the school day at a level that justifies the resources invested.

  • Children will have a sense of belonging through supportive relationships with peers and adults.
  • Children will value themselves and explore personal interests.
  • Children will develop life skills consistent with their abilities.
  • WYC’s southwest Madison neighborhood will grow in community capacity.

We, the Board of Directors, reaffirm our and Wisconsin Youth Company’s commitment to providing an atmosphere that values diversity, respects everyone, and ensures all members of our community are welcome and safe while participating in our programs and visiting our facilities. Only by doing this can we achieve our ultimate goal that all children in our community thrive.

The Wisconsin Youth Company Board of Directors meets monthly at 1201 McKenna Blvd., Madison.  Unless otherwise noted, all board meetings begin with a 15-minute discussion period during which any interested party may bring an item to the board's attention.  Please call the administrative office, 608-276-9782, for the date and time of the next board meeting.  Board minutes are available upon request from the administrative office address listed above. Families wishing to contact the board with an unresolved compliment or complaint may send a letter addressed to Board of Directors at 1201 McKenna Blvd. Madison, WI 53719.


2018 Board of Directors

Justin Heim



Training Officer, State Public Defender’s Office

Alex Wong


Vice President-Treasurer

Chief Technical Officer, Toolshed Software

Rebecca Ramirez



Psychologist, Madison Metropolitan School District

Gina Pruski


Board Member

Training Director, State Public Defender’s Office

Nate Jorgensen


Board Member

Instructional Communication Systems, UW-Extension Pyle Center

Alexis  Bourgeois


Board Member

Advisor at Edgewood College

Megan Foss


Board Member