What We Do & Where

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.

What We Do:

  • After School Programming
  • Academic Assistance
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Service Learning
  • Volunteer Recruitment

Where We Serve:

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:


Lamoni Community Schools
The Alley Youth Center
Graceland University


Mount Ayr Community Schools
Sites For Learning


Clarke Community Schools
Clarke County Extension Office
Life-Line Resources


East Union Schools
Union County Extension Office


Lucas County Extension Office


Currently seeking site applications


Get Things Done!
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