This section will give you information on some of the initiatives that Siouxland CARES and the Mayor’s Youth Commission (MYC) have worked to create throughout the years. Click on the title to learn more about each initiative!

beSomebody Initiative

‘beSomebody’ is a social norming campaign on good citizenship, doing the right thing, role modeling, reducing bullying, and eliminating alcohol and other drug abuse.  This initiative provides direction to youth and adults to show that in order to make positive change, we must start with ourselves by displaying good character and standing up for what is right.

Little Free Libraries

During the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission (MYC) planning session in 2015, members wanted to do something to improve literacy with people of all ages.  In order to give people greater access to free books and encourage reading, members voted to place Little Free Libraries in various places in Sioux City.  MYC, in cooperation with the Sioux City Art Center and Siouxland CARES, painted donated Sioux City Journal newspaper racks, transforming 10 of them into Little Free Libraries®.  The concept of the project is “take a book, return a book”.  The public is invited to borrow a book, as well as share their own books with others by placing them into the brightly painted stand-alone structures.

Tri-State Area Curfew

If you’re serious about preventing alcohol and other drug abuse in Siouxland, know the curfew laws and enforce them in your home.