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State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council

We are currently recruiting for the 2014-2015 term. Applications are due June 15th.

SIYAC Application

For more information contact SIYAC's Coordinator,

Betsy Penisten

 

 

Iowa Code 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.

 

Learn About SIYAC!

2013-2014 State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council

 

SIYAC Members Volunteering at the Governor's 2nd Annual Bullying Prevention Summit on November 4, 2013

 

2014 SIYAC Prioritized Issues

HF2409 Cyberbullying In partnership with our sister organization Iowa Youth Congress
SF2261 Suicide Prevention Training SIYAC Mental Health Committee
HF89 Foreign Language Education in Elementary Schools SIYAC Education Committee
SF248 Tanning Restrictions for Minors SIYAC Health Committee
  Social Studies/Writing on Standardized Tests SIYAC Education Committee

 

Check out the

Alcohol and Tobacco Audit Toolkit

Created by 2010-11 SIYAC members

Toolkit Cover

The toolkit is being used in Iowa City:

DailyIowan.com News Story

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Recent News

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October 2013

 

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The Iowa Department of Human Rights has announced the

2013-14 Council Members

 

SIYAC Members Featured in the News Across Iowa

Quad City Times

Mason City Globe Gazette

Council Bluffs Nonpareil

Storm Lake Radio

KYOU Fox Ottumwa

 

The Council's letter to state legislators outlining SIYAC's 2013-2014 policy endorsements

 

The Council's mission to prevent bullying in Iowa recognized by Spark Action

 

The Council recognized by Project Linus for service to community

 

Council Executive Pablo Haake of Davenport featured in Iowa Watch

 

SIYAC Members Meeting at the Capitol on December 11, 2013

Accepting new applications each spring!

SIYAC Application

For more information contact SIYAC's Coordinator,

Betsy Penisten