WHAT IS THE NYTD YOUTH EXPERIENCE SURVEY?
Use your voice to make
to New York State's
foster care system
The NYTD Project, which stands for the National Youth in Transition Database Project, is a federal initiative running in all 50 states that aims to determine if independent living services are adequately preparing and supporting youth during the transition from foster care to independent adulthood.
To do this, we follow groups
of foster youth from the time
they turn 17, until they are 21,
to see what services they use
or need, and how we can
make the transition to
independence easier. This
year, 18- and 19-year-olds will
receive a $30 gift card to
show our thanks. For more information
on eligibility, see the "Take the Survey" page.
Youth participants are standing up for change when they decide to use their voice and experiences to make the foster care system better and more supportive of future youth.
The survey includes questions about your life and experiences such as your education, employment status, support network, and plans for the future. It also includes questions regarding any aid you might receive, including such things as education vouchers or health insurance.
These questions are designed to assess 11 independent living services categories:
1. Academic support
2. Budget & financial management
3. Career preparation
4. Employment programs/ vocational training
5. Family support & healthy marriage education
6. Health education & risk prevention
7. Housing education & home management training
8. Independent living needs assessment
10. Post-secondary educational support
11. Supervised independent living