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The Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development Council (ICYD) is a state-led interagency initiative designed to better align policies and programs and to encourage collaboration among multiple state and community agencies on youth-related issues.


The goals of the initiative are to promote the use of positive youth development principles in state policies and programs and to facilitate the use of effective youth development practices in communities throughout Iowa.


With the support and encouragement of their families, schools and communities, Iowa youth can help create a better Iowa. The ICYD is working to make certain that youth have opportunities to be involved, practice healthy behaviors and are socially competent, achieve success in school, and are prepared for a career and a productive adulthood.