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

Check Out CYC’s New Promotional Video!

Confused about what CYC does?  Check out the most recent video filmed and edited by two high school students from ArtForce Iowa that highlights CYC programming.

CYC Endowment Now Available

CYC is excited to announce the availability of the Community Youth Concepts Endowment held with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines!  The endowment will provide the long-term sustainability needed for CYC to be a long-term contributor to the community.  “An...

CYC at the MLK Day Celebration

CYC worked with over 500 youth and adults to celebrate MLK, Jr Day. The highlights include co-planning the Governor’s state-wide MLK Day Celebration featuring Movement 515 youth, working with 100 Orchard Place youth, leading 5 service projects engaging 50 volunteers...


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.

  • Before 65%
  • After 94%%

I take pride in being part of the community.

  • Before 67%
  • After 86%

I know about ways to be involved in my community.

  • Before 60%
  • After 86%

I feel valued by adults in my community.

  • Before 69%
  • After 91%

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

  • Before 61%
  • After 91%

I can make a difference in my community.

  • Before 79%
  • 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


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