Quick Facts

  • Homelessness is the largest risk factor

    for commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors, according to a 2013 report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

    Access the report and other resources in a newly updated brochure on “Recognizing and Assisting Youth Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking.”

  • Teen birth rates fell nearly 50 percent

    among Hispanic and African American teens, dropping the national teen birth rate to an all-time low in 2015.

    Grantees of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program give youth the information they need to make responsible decisions and avoid teen pregnancy.

  • More Than 60% of Homeless Youth

    participating in a recent data collection study said they were raped, beaten up, robbed, or otherwise assaulted while living on the streets.

    The Street Outreach Program provides services in areas where street youth congregate to help prevent sexual exploitation and abuse.

  • More Than 50% of Street Youth

    participating in a recent data collection study said they became homeless for the first time because they were asked to leave home by a parent or caregiver.

    In April 2016, the Family and Youth Services Bureau published a first-of-its-kind report highlighting the experiences of homeless street youth.

  • 96% of College-bound Students

    would make different decisions about money if they received financial education, according to a survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council.

    Grantees of FYSB’s State Personal Responsibility Education Program must implement activities that address three or more subject areas that prepare young people for adulthood, including financial literacy.

  • Approximately 1 in 4 People

    living with HIV in the United States are women ages 13 or older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Grantees of FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program teach youth adulthood preparation subjects like financial literacy and healthy relationships to help stop the spread of HIV.

  • Nearly 90,000 youth

    were served by the State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) in 2013-2014.

    State agencies receiving PREP funds educate young people on contraception and abstinence to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

  • 95 percent of youth

    served by the State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) in 2012 and 2013 had access to information shown to increase condom and contraceptive use and to reduce their risk of pregnancy.

    PREP projects select their curricula from a list of more than 30 evidence-based models reviewed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Less Than 25 Percent of Runaway Youth

    who participated in a study of the Home Free program ran away again after discussing their concerns with a trained crisis line volunteer.

    Run by the National Runaway Safeline, the Home Free program helps youth rebuild relationships with family members and caregivers to keep them safely together.

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