Become a Wisconsin Youth Advocate!

PATCH Youth Advocates are 12-21 year olds who are passionate about improving adolescent health. Through the PATCH Youth Advocacy Fellowship, they learn the skills needed to make an impact and create change for their generation. They put these skills into action as statewide adolescent health consultants!


Youth Advocates participate in an intensive, in-person training at the beginning of the program year (including an all expenses paid trip to the training location, which changes annually). They continue their learning through bi-monthly, virtual enrichment meetings. They are paid $12/hour for actively participating in these meetings and other PATCH-approved activities throughout the year. Being a PATCH Youth Advocate is a 9-month commitment. 


Applications are due by June 15th to be considered for the 2020/2021 program year.

​PATCH stands for Providers and Teens Communicating for Health. We believe that health care practices, programs, and policies should be developed with young people rather than just for them.

Currently, we are seeking Wisconsin youth ages 12-21 to join the 2020/2021 PATCH Advocacy Fellowship team. As a PATCH Youth Advocate, you will learn the skills needed to make an impact and create change for your generation, and will put these skills into action as an adolescent health consultant!

The PATCH Advocacy Fellowship is a 9-month commitment (August – May). All Youth Advocates must attend a required in-person training in Sheboygan, WI. Following training, Youth Advocates will meet twice a month via video conferencing, complete modules each month, and participate in other opportunities and events throughout the year (all optional).

Youth Advocates gain valuable leadership and advocacy experience, improved communication and presentation skills, access to interesting and up-to-date health information, and an opportunity to use their voice to create statewide change. The fellowship is a paid job and also an impressive accomplishment to include on college applications and job resumes.


Check out the Job Description to learn more.

Apply online by clicking the button above. To see a preview of the information required for your application, click here.

All applications are due by Monday, June 15th at 11:59pm. Any applications we receive after the deadline will be considered for the following program year (2020/2021).

PATCH Staff will contact applicants to arrange interviews after the application deadline. 

PATCH celebrates diversity in every form including race, gender identity, ability status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, religion, and all other identities. We encourage ALL interested youth to apply!

Please Note:

Interviews will be conducted via video call in July.

Training will be held in-person in Sheboygan, Wisconsin from August 25th - 27th. This is required for all Youth Advocates. 

Contact PATCH Advocacy Fellowship Staff

We'd love to talk to you and are ready to answer your questions about: consulting, youth advocacy fellowship applications, or anything else!

E-mail Amy at Or, give us a call 608.251.0139 ext 2.


Wisconsin PATCH is a collaboration of several PATCH Sites. All of these sites are part of the PATCH Program. PATCH Dane County & PATCH Central WI are programs of WAWH. PATCH Coulee Region is supported in part by AMCHP, GMF, and EHC.

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