YouthPort at Juneteenth Celebration

YouthPort had the opportunity to participate in the festivities for the “Juneteenth – A Celebration of Freedom” event on Saturday (June 21st).  It was very interesting to listen to accounts presented by Dr. Kimberly Euell regarding the history and experiences of enslaved Africans and correlation it has on African American families today.   Kids had a great time getting … Read more

YouthPort proudly supports “Juneteenth – A Celebration of Freedom”

Juneteenth is the oldest, nationally celebrated commemoration of the cessation of African slavery in the United States.  From its origination in Galveston, Texas in 1865, June 19th or “Juneteenth”  is observed as the official African American Emancipation Day.  It is a very relevant and respected cultural observance both in the United States and beyond. The … Read more

Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary Great Eastern Iowa Duck Race

To date, we’ve sold 4,546 ducks so far!! This is good but there are many, many more to go!    Let’s keep it going by visiting and supporting duck sales. Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Location: Noelridge Park 2:00 p.m Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary is celebrating the 6th Annual Duck Race! Over the last 6 … Read more

YouthPort is proud to support TANA!

The Taylor Area Neighborhood Association (TANA) is hosting its Open House this evening from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  This is a great time to connect with the community and hear their wants and desires for THEIR community!  YouthPort looks forward to seeing old and new faces as well as supporting the community in the direction they want to … Read more

!!! 6th Annual Eastern Iowa Duck Race !!!


It’s that time of year again ~ Daybreak Rotary has kicked off the 6th Annual Great Eastern Iowa Duck Race! You’re just a click away from winning one of 38 great prizes including a chance at $10,000!

The overall goal of the race is to sell 20,000 ducks!   Why 20,000 ducks, you ask?  


To help us reach our goal, please visit this link –

Click on TEAM and find our TEAM NAME – YOUTHPORT
We are listed under the TEAM NAME – “YOUTHPORT” and we will get the credit for your support!  It’s that EASY!!

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YouthPort’s Kicks-Off Summer with Wine Tasting Event

The Summer Sippers Wine Tasting took place at Phelan’s Interiors on Thursday, May 15th.  Heavy rains fell outside, but the environment inside was anything but dampened.  Over 45 people gathered to welcome the new YouthPort Coordinator, LaTaunia N. Crockett, while sampling eight wines and hors d’oeuvres.  A short program recognized major donors and supporters of … Read more

Join us! Summer Sippers Wine Tasting Event on May 15

  Join us Thursday, May 15, 5:00-7:00pm at Phelan’s Interiors for a fun evening of wine tasting, great company, and to learn more about YouthPort, a collaboration of Young Parents Network, Tanager Place, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids, coming together with the goal of empowering families and strengthening neighborhoods. Featuring white, red, … Read more

YouthPort to host comic book signing Tuesday, March 18

YouthPort will host a first of its kind book signing at the Polk Alternative Education Center Tuesday, March 18, from 5:30-6:30 pm. YouthPort is an innovative partnership between Tanager Place, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids, and Young Parents Network (YPN). Fourth and fifth grade members of the Boys & Girls Clubs at Polk … Read more

YouthPort Girls are Up and Running with Girls on the Run

The YouthPort partnership continues to grow month by month.  Most recently, Boys & Girls Club has been working with Tanager Place to teach third through sixth grade girls the importance of self-respect and healthy living through a program called Girls On The Run. While the cold winter weather in Iowa finally dwindles down and we … Read more

Bundle up for a Cold Winter

Living in Iowa, we come to expect the cold, snowy winters, and this year especially! At Young Parents Network we work with prenatal parents and those with children ages 0-5. Being pregnant and having young children can make any winter day a little more hectic for our participants. We offer social and emotional support at … Read more