Quick Facts

    • Teen Fathers are 25-30 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.

    • 1 in 3 Adolescents

      in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.

      FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention programs teach young people about healthy, respectful dating relationships.

    • Teen girls are 6 times

      more likely to get pregnant and twice as likely to get a sexually transmitted infection after being physically or sexually abused.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau educates young people on the risks of dating violence through its Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention programs.

    • 17 Federal Agencies

      came together to enhance services and support networks that provide survivors of human trafficking with a path to freedom, independence and self-sufficiency.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau affirms its commitment to the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States.

    • LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

      are more likely to stay with a stranger and less likely to stay in a shelter than heterosexual youth.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau recently funded a 3-year project to better understand the shelter and service needs of LGBTQ homeless youth. 

    • 38 Percent of LGBT Youth

      who age out of foster care report not being able to pay their rent in the past year, according to one recent study.

      FYSB-funded transitional living programs provided support to more than 400 LGBT youth during the 2012 fiscal year.

    • 40 Years ago

      the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act paved the way for the first 66 federally funded emergency shelters for youth struggling with family conflict and other issues.

      The Family and Youth Services Bureau now funds more than 600 runaway and homeless youth programs across the country.

    • An estimated 9.8 percent

      don’t have health insurance and 4.7 percent have no usual source of health care.

      For more information on how the Affordable Care Act expands insurance coverage for adolescents, visit healthcare.gov.

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