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May 2014Vol. 15, No. 5NRCYD's Youth Port

Youth Port, the National Resource Center for Youth Development's (NRCYD's) newsletter, provides timely information, resources, and tools for youth who are in foster care, transitioning to adulthood, or aging out of the foster care system. The January/February 2014 edition of Youth Port spotlights NRCYD's 2014 National Pathways to Adulthood: A Convening on Youth in Transition, to be held August 6–8, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA. The convening will provide a platform to present innovative practices that promote positive transitions to adulthood, highlight successful public and private collaborations, share strategies for developing and delivering transition services, and provide cross-system networking opportunities.

The newsletter also highlights NRCYD's new product, State Spotlight, which helps States share information about the successful programs and services they provide for youth in their jurisdictions. New State Spotlights will be added every few weeks, and States are encouraged to submit their information. View the latest spotlights here:

For more information on this project, contact Matthew Hudson at

To read the entire edition of Youth Port, which includes opportunities for youth leaders, announcements from the field, and a section dedicated to helping youth understand the foster care system, visit the NRCYD website: