Iowa Youth Encouraged to Apply for Iowa Youth Congress, Advisory Council

Attention Iowa youth, your voices are needed! Apply to join the Iowa Youth Congress (IYC) or State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC), they are now accepting applications through June 1, 2024!

Iowa Youth Congress (IYC) is a youth advocacy program under the Iowa Department of Health & Human Services. The year-long program seeks up to 100 Iowa high school students of all backgrounds and provides them the opportunity to gain hands-on education in the subject areas of state government, democracy, advocacy, and civic engagement.

Members in IYC gain the knowledge, abilities, and direction to advocate and enact change in their communities and at the state level for issues affecting youth. Throughout their term, members also gain skills including public speaking, problem-solving, and political debate in a multicultural leadership setting.

For more information or to find an application head to