The Wilberforce Fellows wanted to increase civic participation on their campus. Concerned about low youth participation in voting, they worked as YP4 Fellows in conjunction with Working Assets, a socially responsible business, to help sponsor a Party at the Polls event on Election Day. The Wilberforce Party at the Polls event was designed to encourage students on campus to vote in the 2006 mid-term elections. On Election Day, the Fellows hired a DJ, ordered food, and secured space on campus to throw a party for students who voted. Only people who proved they had voted were allowed into the party. The event was a huge success. During the afternoon on Election Day almost fifty Wilberforce students who had voted came to the party to dance, eat, and talk about election returns.