Iowa’s vision is that all Iowa youth will be safe, healthy, successful and prepared for adulthood. ICYD is focused on improving the lives and futures of youth (ages 6 to 21) in Iowa through interagency partnerships, collaboration, and coordination across ten state agencies.
Based on their vision and goals, ICYD has developed a results framework that focuses on four broad areas:
- All youth have the benefit of safe and supportive families, schools, and communities.
- All youth are healthy and socially competent.
- All youth are successful in school.
- All youth are prepared for a productive adulthood.
These areas are designed to guide youth policy, organize planning activities, and monitor youth development outcomes across state departments and agencies and at the community level.