The Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Youth Empowerment Program (Y.E.P.) seeks to build a strong foundation for communities by empowering youth to create a positive path to their future. Youth Empowerment Day was held at the Iowa state capitol on July 29, 2016. Booths were exhibited in the capitol rotunda from nonprofit organizations and state agencies that provide programming to help young people reach their goals. The event included speakers who provided information about on-line and social media safety, financial literacy, rights and responsibilities, and making positive choices.