Iowa Youth Congress 2021-2022 Application
What is Iowa Youth Congress (IYC)?
Iowa Youth Congress (IYC) brings students from around the state to discuss issues that affect youth. Youth of diverse backgrounds will learn about state and local government, advocacy, and civic engagement. Students gain valuable leadership skills such as public speaking, problem-solving, and debate. IYC is modeled after the Iowa House of Representatives and accepts up to 100 high school participants.

Students will be part of regions based on geographical location. Based on their interests and goals, each region will focus on civic engagement and advocacy in their community and around the state. The term is one year (July – June). Eligible students may reapply for additional terms.

Who is eligible?
- Applicants must be high school students in school year 2021-2022.
- Applicants must live in Iowa.
- Applicants must submit a completed application.

Applications to participate in IYC for the 2021- 2022 term must be submitted by June 4th, 2021. Applicants will be notified of decisions by August 1st, 2021.

For more information regarding IYC or the application process, contact: Brianne Messer at or go to

The Iowa Department of Human Rights offers more opportunities for youth engagement. For
more information, please visit website:

Students, please fill out this application with assistance from your parents.
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