Quick Facts

    • 2,100+

      young people have been recovered from sexual exploitation by the FBI’s Innocence Lost anti-trafficking initiative since 2003.

      FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Program collaborates with the initiative at four pilot sites across the country.

    • More than two thirds

      of homeless youth have mental health problems from stressful and traumatic experiences.

      FYSB-funded transitional living programs provide mental health counseling in a trauma-informed setting to improve young people’s chances of healing.

    • One out of four

      newly infected with HIV in the United States are between the ages of 13 and 24.

      FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention grantees use the most effective, culturally appropriate programming to help young people stop the spread of HIV.

    • An image of a woman with text that reads 81% of women

      who experience rape, stalking or physical violence by an intimate partner report health impacts such as PTSD symptoms and injury.

    • An image of four women with text that reads 1 in 4 women

      is the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.

    • An image of a large group of people and text that reads 12 million women and men

      are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States every year.

    • An image of a woman with text that reads 95% of survivors

      report being more hopeful about the future after seeking and receiving help from a domestic violence program.

    • Images of youth with text that reads "about 44% of girls and 27% of boys"

      ages 15-19, have spoken with their parents about both abstinence and birth control.

      About 65% of girls and 53% of boys received formal sex education on both topics, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

    • Image of pregnant teen with text that reads Girls born to teen parents are almost 33%

      more likely to become teen parents themselves.

      FYSB and its partners at OAH, CDC, and the Indian Health Service are educating young people to end the cycle of teen pregnancy.