The mission of AmeriCorps Youth Launch is to provide opportunities for students to lead successful, rewarding and productive lives. AmeriCorps Members build valuable developmental assets, instill civic engagement and help young people find the “sparks” that ignite their passions in life.
AmeriCorps Youth Launch serves six counties in Southern Iowa including Decatur, Ringgold, Clarke, Union, Wayne and Lucas counties. AmeriCorps members serve in school-based and/or community-based host sites developing and strengthening programs that promote positive youth development. The following are the AmeriCorps Sites, where members are currently serving: