SYBAC Applications Now Open

APPLY TODAY: SYBAC Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council

The Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council (SYBAC) is a unique opportunity for motivated high school students to research and discuss broadband and Internet topics, learn about Iowa technology companies, and discover technology careers. ICN is looking for Iowa high school students to apply to its 2020-2021 council.

Applications are being accepted through June 12.

Students should apply by submitting a membership application and requesting a teacher to submit a teacher recommendation on their behalf.

Students enrolled in 10th - 12th grades during the 2020-2021 school year may apply. Students selected will be notified by ICN in July. SYBAC meetings take place monthly from September 2020 through April 2021 via video conference and/or teleconference. If selected, school administrator approval will be required.

Contact Lori Larsen at for questions about the council.

What Students Say About SYBAC...

"I have had a lot of fun this year with SYBAC. I have enjoyed hearing information from other students and experts in different places in Iowa. The guest speakers were very interesting & informative." - Caden S., 2019

"I am very grateful to have been a part of SYBAC. I do firmly believe that SYBAC has influenced my ideas about my future. I feel that I've become more technology inclined in my future career choices. Thanks for a great year of SYBAC." - Connor B., 2018

"Thank you for letting me be apart of SYBAC! I really enjoyed the experience and I learned a lot, and I especially liked SYBAC day." - Bradenn D., 2018

"Thank you for the opportunity to be apart of SYBAC. SYBAC helped me understand more of what is out there, and others opinions about what is out there.  Computer Science is so broad that you can get lost, but every month I learned more about the world and about computer science.  I have made some great connections that will I'm sure be useful down the road." - Cole S., 2017