NYTD stands for the National Youth in Transition Database. The database collects information on youth in foster care and those who have aged out. States are required to collect information from young people at ages 17, 19 and 21 about how they are doing with finances, housing, health, education and more.
Why does it matter to you?
As current or former foster youth, the NYTD survey matters because if your states do not comply, they will lose Chafee funds - which means less money to help our younger brothers and sisters in foster care. You could be contacted by your state to participate in the NYTD survey. Your answers will be used by your state and the federal government to create better ways to ensure success for young adults aging out of the foster care system.
If you want to be involved in improving life for foster youth, NYTD presents an opportunity to get involved. Contact your state's Independent Living Coordinator and ask if you can be part of the NYTD team.
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