The Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures in Portland, Oregon is out with another great issue of rtcUpdates. The Network was especially excited about their Speakout feature on issues relevant to youth and young adults. Each month, a question related to a current news story or research finding is chosen based on input from Pathways staff and young writers. Writers then craft a 250-500 word essay in response to the question. Writers are paid $50 for each assigned piece, and usually write 3-5 essays a year.