Community Youth Concepts ensures all youth have access to high quality opportunities that prepare them for school, work, and life.
To ensure all Iowa youth have access to high quality opportunities that prepare them for success in school, work, and life.
A mission-driven organization based in Des Moines, Iowa, Community!Youth Concepts (CYC) promotes the use of positive youth development principles and best practices through training and technical assistance and through youth development initiatives.
Formed in 2008 by Amy Ostrander Croll and Lynette Marchant, CYC connects the adults in the community with youth to form avenues of change by developing common ground. CYC helps youth discover their passions and then connects them with adults who have similar interests. We believe that with the right opportunities and supports, anything is possible. We also believe the community, as a whole, needs opportunities to learn and explore together. Because of this, we offer occasional workshops that are adult and youth-friendly opportunities to simply learn from one another.