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The State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council

Iowa Code
Youth Voice

Section 216A.140.8

A state of Iowa youth advisory council is created to provide input to the Governor, general assembly, and state and local policymakers on youth issues. The purpose of the youth advisory council is to foster communication among a group of engaged youth and the Governor, general assembly, and state and local policymakers regarding programs, policies, and practices affecting youth and families; and to advocate for youth on important issues affecting youth.

"The voice of youth is often silent in politics, but SIYAC demonstrates that youth do have a voice and legislators listen. This year we are confident we can move legislation through the Iowa General Assembly to Gov. Terry Branstad's desk"...Read more

"I view it as my responsibility as a young person to raise awareness about the dangers associated with "conversion therapy," which is human rights abuse"...Read more

"We aren't by any means sidestepping the Legislature we're just going to the people whose job it is to address these practices"...Read more

"As we learn more about the long term effects of radon, it’s important we protect who we can at this point"...Read more

Become a member of SIYAC!

2015-2016 Members

 

Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are currently being accepted!

Click HERE to download application.

Questions about applying? Email SIYAC Coordinator Betsy Penisten at

betsy.penisten@iowa.gov

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Civic Engagement
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City
County

Iowa Youth Congress

Community Youth Concepts

Achieving Maximum Potential

Iowa Youth Leadership Forum

Capitol Girls

Write Women Back Into History

Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach

Alex Bare

Aastha Chandra

Tara Djukanovic

Adrew Dunn

David Ehmcke

T.J. Foley

Amiah Gooding

David Graham

Justin Hu

Nandini Jayaram

Xiao Liu

Ethan Lowder

Jade Miller

Sruthi Palaniappan

Aditi Rao

Danielle Reyes

Alexis Rivett

Delaney Schwarte

Mickey Sloat

Alyson Sorenson

Katarina Walther

Nina Yu

Iowa City

Cedar Falls

Johnston

Milford

Sioux City

Clive

Davenport

Sioux City

Johnston

Bettendorf

Johnston

Cedar Rapids

Des Moines

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Falls

Clive

Johnston

Carroll

Davenport

Council Bluffs

Cedar Falls

Cedar Rapids

Johnson

Black Hawk

Polk

Dickinson

Woodbury

Polk

Scott

Woodbury

Polk

Scott

Polk

Linn

Polk

Linn

Black Hawk

Polk

Polk

Carroll

Scott

Pottawattamie

Black Hawk

Linn

Service

Sock Drive

Toy Drve

Wellness Supply Drive

Cards for Hospitalized Kids

Homeless Help Kits

Salvation Army

Advocacy

Radon Testing

Suicide Prevention Training

Sexual Orientation Conversion Ban

High School Drop-out Age Increase

Tanning Restrictions

Sexual Assault Curriculum