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

Our February Newsletter

Read what’s been happening at CYC! Click the link below to read this month’s newsletter:...

Global Youth Service Day 2015

Planning for Global Youth Service Day 2015 is underway!  This year, GYSD is taking place April 17-19th.   GYSD is the largest service event in the world dedicated to children and youth.  It is celebrated in over 100 countries and we want to be sure Iowa is being loud...

“What’s Your 50?” Volunteer Recognition Awards

Community Youth Concepts is excited to announce the launch of the “What’s Your 50?” youth volunteer recognition awards and the Youth of the Year Scholarship! Please pass along to qualified students and help us highlight the great volunteer efforts of...


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

I plan to finish high school.

  • Before 93%
  • 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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