Holiday Toy Drive

Spread some holiday cheer by supporting local children through YouthPort’s Holiday Toy Drive! Each holiday season, our three YouthPort partners provide gifts for each of their participants. This holiday season, we are combining efforts to bring joy to over 1,000 local children! Now through December 5th, YouthPort agencies are collecting new gifts for area children! … Read more

You Have a Friend In Me

Do you know Randy Newman’s theme song to the movie Toy Story? Who doesn’t know that song? It is precious and a favorite at our office. Today was a very special day for YouthPort! This morning, YouthPort staff met at   the Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary group to update them on all the changes that have occurred within … Read more

Coe College students volunteers with Polk Club Members

This fall, several Coe College students have been volunteering with members from the Polk Unit at Boys and Girls Club (B&GC) and providing a number activities for B&GC members after school. These students have been absolutely wonderful and fun to work with! One wonderful addition to Polk has been an ICAP worker, Sarah, who works 12 hours … Read more

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Young Parents Network!

YouthPort is proud to celebrate the many families that are involved with Young Parents Network! Last night, all of Young Parents Network families were able to celebrate a nutritious (and quite delicious) Thanksgiving Meal as a family thanks to the generosity of Lynch Ford sponsorship. Over 200 people were provided with a meal last night! … Read more

Tanager Place creates a Tourette’s Camp

Tanager Place is passionate about addressing the behavioral healthcare needs of our community.   This year a special camp was introduced for  youth who have Tourette’s Syndrome.   Tourette’s Syndrome, or TS, is a neurological condition that causes children, teens, and adults to make sounds and movements that they don’t want to make and are unable to control. … Read more

YouthPort Has Had a Busy and Eventful Summer

YouthPort is proud to have been actively engaged this summer in several community-related endeavors that highlight challenges faced by many Cedar Rapidians and the provision of critical resources  to those who need it most. YouthPort’s activities included: Tanager Place Summer Fest – Saturday, June 7th Taylor Area Neighborhood Association (TANA)/Taylor CAN Community Meeting – Wednesday, June 16 … Read more

Fish-O-Rama is headed for Cedar Rapids on Saturday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 3rd. Don’t be caught without the best bait!

Prepare yourself for a great weekend of fishing for prizes!! 2 LEVELS OF REGISTRATION Basic: $10 Includes: · Fishing both days of event · Event T-shirt (subject to availability) · Chance to win small prizes when a tagged fish is caught Bonus: $25 Includes: · Fishing both days of event · Event T-shirt (subject to availability) · Chance … Read more

The 2nd Annual Now Be A Dad Big Truck Event occurs on July 26th at Hawkeye Downs

The 2nd Annual Now Be A Dad – Big Truck Event is happening July 26th at  Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center!  Hosted by the Eastern Iowa Alliance for Fatherhood & Children – Young Parents Network, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids, Foundation 2, Tanager Place, and Waypoint Services.  We would especially like to thank the McGrath Family of Dealerships for their sponsorship.  We hope you can … Read more