When you participate in the Iowa Youth Congress, you have the opportunity to lead and make your voice heard. To meet and discuss issues with state legislators. To see how government really works. To work with high school students from across Iowa.
All Iowa high schools are invited to participate in the Iowa Youth Congress. 100 representatives and 100 alternates convene yearly in the Iowa House Chambers in Des Moines. They hold elections and then propose, debate and pass three bills. Then a plan is created to present the bills to state lawmakers in the following legislative session. Participants have a real, unique opportunity to influence the policies in their state! The 2013 Annual Event will take place from October 24-26, 2013.
All costs are covered by the program's sponsors.
To apply, complete this year’s application and email, fax or mail it.
To email: download and email to Megan.Blanford@iowa.gov.
To Fax: print and fax to 515-242-6119
To mail: print and mail to
Iowa Youth Congress
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Lucas State Office Building, 2nd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
Can’t wait to meet everyone! Thanks!