Welcome to MNYTD
The Minnesota Youth in Transition Database (MNYTD) survey gives YOU a path to have your voice heard and help other youth who are in out of home placement. The survey asks you simple questions like whether or not you’re employed or going to school. Your voice is important to influence services for future youth, and help secure funding for ILS services!
WHO IS SURVEYED?
17-year-old youth are selected to be part of the survey every 3 years, on what is called a “survey year”. Once selected, they will complete a survey with a case manager and the survey team will follow up with them to take the survey again at 19 and 21.
When do I take the survey?
If you are selected to be part of the survey, your case manager will have gone over it with you at 17. If you participated at 17, you will be asked to take the survey again near your 19th and 21st birthdays.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The survey has 20 questions and usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
WHY DO YOU NEED MY CONTACT INFO?
Survey youth get money for participating!
– Get $100 gift card for completing the survey at age 19 and at age 21.
– Get a small gift every year with your birthday card.
If we don’t know where to send your card, you will not receive your money.
“Taking the survey helps improve government-funded services that have helped youth like me be successful. I want other youth to have the same opportunities as myself.”
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DHS has contracted The Improve Group to administer the MNYTD survey. Please help us by reaching out to current or former youth on your caseload and ask them to participate. The Improve Group takes data privacy and security seriously; DHS has authorized us to receive contact information on the youth in the survey sample, which we protect judiciously. If you continue to have concerns, please contact:
Kim Lemcke, MS
Independent Living Coordinator and Facilitator of the Minnesota Youth Leadership Council
Adolescent Services, Child Safety and Permanency
Minnesota Department of Human Services
651-431-4686 | firstname.lastname@example.org