Boarding Program

Over the past several years Youth Initiative High School has welcomed students from all over the world, including Thailand, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Pakistan, Morocco, Japan, Korea, China,  Russia, Ethiopia, Colombia, Canada, and the United States .  Our school helps place students with caring and engaged host families in our community and offers unique support through our Care Group system.

As a diverse community of farmers, musicians, writers, outdoor explorers, artists, teachers, students, and more, we welcome and invite all new faces and voices.

Please feel free to contact Bean Voz, boarding program administrator, with any questions or to schedule a visit.

Personal Care for Those Far from Home
Studying away from home can be hard for students and parents.  One of our greatest goals as a school is to provide unique and personal support for each and every student to help them in this process.  Learn more about our Care Groups and how they help our students adjust and grow!

A School in the Heart of Organic Farming Country… Is it for You?
Located in rural Viroqua, Wisconsin (pop. ~4500) and surrounded by the rolling hills and valleys of the Driftless Region, Youth Initiative offers a curriculum that reflects the unique opportunities of this place. We currently have boarding students and are accepting applications for the current year. Next year’s applications will be available starting in January with a preferred admissions deadline of February 15.Interested?

Schedule a visit or inquire about becoming a student at Youth Initiative by phone at 608-637-6445 or by email at You can find more information on the application process here.