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Youth can join statewide councils for 2014-15

May 23, 2014

DES MOINES — The State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council and the Iowa Youth Congress are accepting applications for their 2014-2015 terms.

SIYAC is the state’s youth-led council, comprised of 21 members ages 14 to 21 from across Iowa. Its members forge partnerships with state-level agencies, lobby for legislation at the Capitol, develop statewide service initiatives, meet quarterly at the Statehouse and have biweekly conference calls.

Iowa Youth Congress participants hold elections, propose mock legislation, debate solutions and pass youth-centered bills on the floor of the Iowa House during their annual three-day program. Its members also present their bills to state legislators, who may turn them into official legislation.

Participation in either program requires no no fees.

For additional information and an application for SIYAC

Visit www.icyd.iowa.gov/SIYAC for more information about the state youth council.

Visit iyc.latinoaffairs.iowa.gov for more information about the youth congress.

Applications are due by June 15.


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