Quick Facts

    • 41,575 public school students

      were sleeping on the streets, in cars, and in abandoned buildings, among other unsafe places, during the 2011-12 school year, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau needs your help to make sure that all young people in the United States have the stability they need to be successful in school.

    • One million, one hundred sixty-eight thousand, three hundred fifty-four public school students

      were homeless or unstably housed during the 2011-12 school year, according to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Education.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau works with the Department of Education to identify and provide services to homeless youth. 

    • Only 4 out of 10

      homeless youth under 18 living on their own were in shelters during the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2013 point-in-time count of homelessness.

      To find Family and Youth Services Bureau-funded shelters in your community, visit our map of providers

    • An estimated 300 thousand young people

      will have been reached with teen pregnancy prevention and adulthood preparation programming by the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s State Personal Responsibility Education Program by September 2014.

    • Teenage Fathers Are 25 Percent

      less likely to receive a high school diploma by age 22 than similar young males who did not become fathers as teens.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages all Americans to “PREP Teens for the Future.”

    • More Than a Quarter of Teens

      ages 16 to 19, volunteered at least once in 2012.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau encourages volunteerism as a pathway to self-sufficiency.

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