Creating Successful Young Adults

Community Youth Concept’s mission is to ensure all Iowa youth have access to high quality opportunities that prepare them for success in school, work, and life.

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What We Do

We manage youth development programs and provide training and technical assistance to youth-serving organizations.

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Youth Programs

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Latest News

We Can’t Wait to Celebrate with You!

Community Youth Concepts is having a Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 9th from 5:30-7:00.  There will be games, holiday goodies, crafts and other fun activities.  Doors will open at 5:00 and all are welcome!  Gather your family, friends, and neighbors and get ready...

You’re Invited to CYC’s Open House!

Join us to celebrate our move to our new home at 1446 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy in Des Moines! When: October 7th, 2014 3:30-5:00 PM Why: Tour our new space and learn about our Fall programs for youth! If your organization happens to have coffee cups, please bring one...

Attend CYC’s Trainings This Fall

There are three opportunities CYC is offering this fall to better your youth development skills. Below are the descriptions and links to register! Sept. 30th 12-2 PM: Ask, Listen, Encourage Do you communicate with youth in a way that makes them feel supported and...


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

I know about some of the problems and needs in my community.

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  • After 94%

I take pride in being part of the community.

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  • After 86%

I know about ways to be involved in my community.

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  • After 86%

I feel valued by adults in my community.

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  • After 91%

I have the skills to help organize and carry out a community project.

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  • After 91%

I can make a difference in my community.

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  • After 95%


We allocate our resources to best serve our community.

Program Expenditures


Training & Technical Assistance


Youth Programs



Support & Revenue


State & Federal Grants


Corporate Sponsorships


Training & Consultation Fees


United Way and Public Support

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