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The community plays a key part in the success of supporting military youth. Reach out to us to find out how you can help your local military youth.


Military youth face challenges that their peers don't with their loved ones being away on training or deployment. Our challenge to the educators is to help us create that pillar of support.

Educators are at the forefront of support military youth. In collaboration with various state-wide agencies, trainings are provided on various topics related to supporting children of the National Guard.

The State Teen Panel has been a community that I am proud to be apart of. I look forward to every time we get to be together.

Madison Price, State Teen Panel 2020


This group of military connected teens are a lively bunch and provide insight into the issues their peers face. They are also challenged to be leaders in their local community and at our events. This is a great opportunity for youth to get experience that will prepare them for college, employment and beyond.

Have questions?

The STP exists to help provide a positive and lasting impact on every military-connected youth across Iowa by:

  1. Assisting in event planning and execution,
  2. Strengthening their personal leadership skills,
  3. And ultimately being a voice for Iowa’s military-connected youth.
  • Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 17.
  • Applicant must be a Military connected youth (a dependent, sibling, and/or stepchild) of an Army or Air Force National Guard Soldier).
  • Applicant must be able to commit to the objective, key results, and schedule listed in the position overview
  • Meet at least quarterly.
    • This can be in-person or virtual.
  • Summer State or Regional Symposium
    • One week in the summer. Usually at a summer camp.
  • Plan and Participate in seleceted CYP events.

interested in joining?


There are many ways to provide your support through the Child & Youth Program. This can be from administration, which would help us with numerous projects, or directly working with youth at our events. Whatever is your desire we have plenty of opportunities for you.

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