The National Youth in Transition Database is a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that collects information about young people making the transition from foster care to self-sufficiency. States began collecting data for the NYTD in 2010.

Members of St. Elizabeth’s Guild recently helped collect NYTD information for the Catholic Charities Independent Living Skills Program. They helped with registration, manned the photo booth and served lunch. Lana Duke, who went from being a foster child to an advertising executive and owner of four Ruth’s Chris franchises, shared her life story with the young adults in attendance and handed out “Lana’s Ten Tips for Success.”

St. Elizabeth’s Guild supports children’s programs of Catholic Charities. Its annual fundraiser, the Volunteer Activists Awards Luncheon, will be Oct. 25.

For information on the guild, contact President Cindy Wooderson at (504) 301-4321.