Youth Launch Commission

The Youth Launch Commission is dedicated to providing quality programming and services to the communities of Southern Iowa. Our focus on positive youth development through education, volunteerism and service helps strengthen our communities. Volunteer opportunities presented by the Southern Iowa RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) and the AmeriCorps Youth Launch (AYL) provide opportunities for individuals to serve their community while building their own skills. Positive youth development is key to building a better tomorrow. The Youth Launch Commission is also pleased to offer limited grant funds to communities, schools and other organizations for projects that expand opportunities and foster positive youth development in the region.

Program Mission Statements

Youth Launch Commission strengthens the culture of positive youth development and civic engagement in Southern Iowa through education, volunteerism and service.

AmeriCorps Youth Launch provides opportunities for students to lead successful, rewarding and productive lives. AmeriCorps members build assets, instill civic engagement and help young people find the “sparks” that ignite their passions in life.

Southern Iowa RSVP empowers seniors for meaningful contributions for community life.


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