Three organizations, one mission. Sharing resources, coordinating care.

YouthPort member organizations provide programs and services to children and families that help build a stronger community. Our programs provide:

  • Shelter and safety
  • Nutritious meals
  • Academic support
  • Social skill development
  • Prenatal and parenting education and support
  • Opportunities to boost parental engagement
  • Mental health counseling

The programs of YouthPort’s member organizations are created to meet specific neighborhood needs. They’re designed by child development professionals to meet the needs of a diverse age range and are centered around family involvement and education.

Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids

Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids offers a secure setting for children before and after school. Programming includes health and life skills as well as recreation and fitness. Children can take advantage of study time, including an organized tutoring program, and they receive a nutritious breakfast and dinner. Youth are transported to and from school by bus.


YPN offers a prenatal and parenting group at Polk Alternative Education Center. The group meets each week, and participants enjoy an evening meal. The network also holds quarterly family events such as the Fall Family Fun Fest.

Tanager Place

Tanager Place offers diagnosis, assessment, support and treatment for children coping with emotional issues.

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