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Serve Our Youth Network provides mentors for children of prisoners, kids in juvenile placements, and high-risk children and youth referred to us by schools, Department of Human Services and Juvenile Court throughout Central Iowa.

Read different blog posts on mentoring.

Visiting Kids at Polk County Youth Services

Serve Our Youth Network mobilizes individual volunteers and groups from churches to visit youth in the youth shelter or detention center at Polk County Youth Services.

Read different blog posts on visitation.

Prison Photo


Serve Our Youth Network currently sends volunteer chaplains into Polk County Youth Services, and currently provides Bible discussion groups for Polk County Youth Services’ Detention Center, Woodward Academy, and Youth Homes of Mid-America.

Read different blog posts on Bible discussion groups.

By serving behind the scenes:

You can be a prayer partner, provide office support, help with event planning or provide financial support.  There are numerous ways people can be involved with Serve Our Youth Network.

Read blog posts on serving behind the scenes, special events, special needs and fundraising.

Get Involved:

  • Volunteer – Sign up now
  • Pray for SOY and its ministries – Sign up for Weekly Prayer Email
  • Support through financial contributions – Donate now
  • Connect us to your Church – Email us your church information & a contact person
  • Tell your friends about us – Send a friend a link to our website.

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