Youth Services – Positive Youth Development Programs

This section will give you information on some of the positive youth development programs that Siouxland CARES is involved with including the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission, Teen Court, and Sioux City Young Ambassadors. 


Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission

Sioux City, Iowa

The mission of the Mayor’s Youth Commission is to explore, communicate, and provide for the needs, problems, issues, and activities affecting the city’s youth.

For all the information on the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission, go to:

Click here for more information on how to join the Youth Commission.


Teen Court


Teen Court is a voluntary alternative to juvenile law violators who have committed a first time offense or have not been through a diversion program. The goal of Teen Court is to intervene in early anti-social, delinquent, and criminal behavior, and to reduce the incidence and prevent the escalation of such behavior. Teen Court strives to promote a desire for self improvement, and to foster a healthy attitude toward rules and authority. 

To learn more and download an application to volunteer, click here.  


Sioux City Young Ambassadors

Siouxland Students in Grades 4-7 Nominated for the Young Ambassadors, a program of the Mayor’s Youth Commission

What is the Young Ambassadors’ Program?

  • Recognition program for young people who display good character.
  • All nominated students will receive a free Young Ambassadors t-shirt, gifts from area businesses, and public recognition.
  • From the nominations, 10 students will be selected to be mentored by members of the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission and given additional recognition.

Applications are due by April 1. Young Ambassador Application 2015 Edited


See those nominated by clicking here.