Creating Successful Iowa Youth

Community Youth Concepts’ mission is to engage and connect Iowa students through youth development programming and to provide coaching, training, and technical assistance in best practices to youth-serving non-profits.

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Help Further Our Impact

Do you want to help further the impact of CYC’s youth programs? Your tax-deductible donation helps us connect with more than 5,000 youth across central Iowa. We are seeking support to renovate part of our first floor into a “Youth Enrichment Center”, that will be used for tutoring and facilitating our youth after school programs.

Looking to get involved? Look at our floor plans for our Youth Enrichment Center, and if you desire to make a donation to assist with our renovations, click the button entitled “Support the Youth Enrichment Center”.

Youth Enrichment Center Plans

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What We Do

We provide volunteer service opportunities and career-based mentoring to Iowa youth in order to improve their future success as students, professionals, and active community members.

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Youth Programs

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Latest News

First Annual Youth What’s Your 50? Award Recognition

On Saturday, April 18th Community Youth Concepts and Iowa Commission on Volunteer Services joined together to honor Iowa youth who have gone above and beyond the call of service by volunteering 50 or more hours within the past year to needs of their community.  25...

Community Youth Concepts to Honor Students for Volunteer Service

Join Community Youth Concepts on Saturday April 18th for the CYC Global Youth Service Day Celebration and the Addam C. Medina Foundation’s Annual Event. WHAT: Global Youth Service Day “What’s Your 50?” Volunteer Recognition and $500 Scholarship Ceremonies...

Global Youth Service Day 2015: Days 1-6

Global Youth Service Day 2015 has started off with bang! Within the last week, over 30 students have been engaging in meaningful service throughout their communities. To kick-off our 30 Days of Service, Community Youth Concepts programs, KWAKer’s (Kids With a Kause)...


Not only do we set high goals for our community, we also set high goals for ourselves.

I plan to finish high school.

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  • After 94%

I energetically pursue my goals.

  • Before 78%
  • After 83%

I can find lots of ways around any problem.

  • Before 61%
  • After 68%

I know I will find a job after I graduate.

  • Before 86%
  • After 89%

My facilitators make me feel my work is important.

  • Before 69%
  • After 77%

I am confident in my ability to help organize and carry out a volunteer service project.

  • Before 68%
  • After 72%


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