Resources For Teens

Resources for Teens


Art Force Iowa: Youth art programs that incorporates creative self-expression,  work skills development and advocacy.

City Voices Des MoinesFree, high quality individualized music instruction to students in the Des Moines Public Schools.

Community Youth Concepts: Programs offering access to high-quality opportunities that prepare you for success in school, work and life.

Des Moines Art Center: Youth art programs with opportunities to work in a variety of art mediums to grow in your skillset.

Girls Rock! Des Moines: Teen girl's music program that empowers, encourages and inspires girls.

Iowa Homeless Youth Center: Downtown center for homeless youth with access to daily meals, laundry facilities, cell phone charging station and service referrals.

Starts Right Here: COMING SOON! Safe hangout space for Des Moines students- will have a recording studio, lounge areas, weight room and classrooms for educational courses and job training development. 

Young Women’s Resource Center: Offers programs for high school girls where women can be happy, be safe and be inspired.

Job/Skill Building

Iowa Workforce Development: Resources for youth seeking jobs or wanting more information for career prep and skill building.

Support Groups

Teen Transgender Support Group: *currently being held virtually via Zoom* 

Held every Monday 6:00 – 7:30 PM UCS Healthcare 4908 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310

For questions and accommodations, email