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Iowa Human Rights Youth Chapters

The Iowa Human Rights Youth Chapters (IHRYC) are Iowa youth (14 to 24 years of age) who are committed to creating awareness, education and advocacy for Human Rights in their local communities across Iowa.

Iowa Human Rights Youth Chapters get to:

  • Become an official Iowa Department of Human Rights partner.
  • Address their local Human Rights needs by developing and delivering youth led local activities, forums, campaigns, rallies, etc.
  • Participate in the Annual Statewide Human Rights Campaign in December
  • Highlight their chapter’s activities statewide.

Who can be become a Human Rights Youth Chapter?

  • Iowa High School, College & Community clubs, organizations, and/or groups.
  • Community organizations that work with High School and/or College youth.
  • Youth age 14-24 interested in starting a chapter in their communities
  • Youth from the following populations are encouraged to apply:

African American

Asian and Pacific Islander

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Foster Care

New Immigrants


LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer)

Native American


Youth with Disabilities

Young Women

Are you or your organization interested in forming or becoming an Iowa Human Rights Youth Chapter? 

Iowa Human Rights Youth Chapters

For more information, contact Sonia Reyes-Snyder at 515-281-4080 or