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Lyrics to "U-NYTD, The National Youth in Transition Database Rap"

United together we can spread the word, so the foster youth voices can be heard.
United together we can spread the wojrd, so the foster youth voices can be heard.
United together we can spread the word, so the foster youth voices can be heard.

It’s the National Youth in Transition Database...
Wants to hear from Puerto Rico and all 50 states.
When the survey comes to you...
filling it out is what you need to do.
To guarantee a better ILP...
They need to hear from you and from me, so…
Working together is our mission...
To improve the foster care system.
So you know what you gotta do...
Fill out the survey when it comes to you.

United together we can spread the word, so the foster youth voices can be heard.
United together we can spread the word, so the foster youth voices can be heard.
United together we can spread the word, so the foster youth voices can be heard.

Don’t be jaded, persuaded, manipulated...
With foster youth united, I’m knowing that it’s NYTD
When I was in care, Oh, I don’t want to go there.
Preparing me for emancipation was nothing like graduation….
Relying on ILP, that just wasn’t for me.
I needed real application, not board games and animation.
But now they’re giving us a chance, to prove we can advance.
I have the mic in my hands, I have succeeded, I understand.

First time in history the government has come to you...
to find out what they need to do.
To make things better for foster youth...
who are getting out on their own tryin’ to find the truth.
Get the word out, pass it on to your friends...
CYCCText, Facebook, MySpace, again and again.

CHORUS

Workin’ together, workin’ together, workin’ together, work, workin’ together.
The National Youth in Transition Database, the National Youth in Transition Database,
the National Youth in Transition Database, the National Youth in Transition Database.

Stand up so your voice can be heard...
Because actions speak louder than words.
Take the survey when it comes your way...
Don’t put off tomorrow what can be done today.
Studies say we are homeless, pregnant and incarcerated...
College is but a dream, cuz we are uneducated.
How will they ever know, If we don’t tell them so.
Work with us, tell us the truth...
Help us spread the word to all transition age youth.

                                                                                                                                                                   
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