Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • Image of two teen girls with text that reads Hispanic and Black teen girls are about 2-3 times

      more likely to give birth than white teen girls, according to the CDC.

      FYSB's Personal Responsibility Education Program targets youth who are homeless, in foster care, living in rural areas, or from minority groups.

    • Image of a mother and a baby with text that reades only 50% of teen mothers

      receive a high school diploma by age 22, compared to nearly 90% of women who did not give birth during adolescence.

      FYSB's adolescent pregnancy prevention grantees give young people the tools they need to postpone parenthood.

    • Woman in prison on phone behind glass
      66,000

      Incarcerated women

      Nationwide are mothers of minor children, according to the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women. A recent  publication reveals ten truths that matter when working with "justice involved" women.

    • Mother with back towards camera holding sleeping baby
      $430

      Average monthly child support payment

      Or $5,150 per year, according to Support Providers: 2010, the new Census Bureau statistics in the Survey of Income and Program Participation.

    • Text reads Homeless teens have lifetime pregnancy rates of 48%

      compared to 10% for those who are housed.

      FYSB's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program works to get young women off the streets and into shelter.

    • Text reads 26% of LGBT youth

      are rejected by their family and put out of their homes after coming out.

      Services provided through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program are required to be safe and inclusive for all youth.

    • Text reads As many as 40% of homeless youth

      are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

      FYSB's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program requires its grantees to train staff in how to best serve the unique needs of the LGBT population.

Quick Facts

  • Illustration of dollars and an arrow pointing to two houses

    Percentage of child support collections that went to families in FY 2013

  • Illustration depicting a dollar bill coming out of the flow to a paycheck

    Percentage of child support collected through income withholding from employee paychecks in FY 2013

  • Illustration of dollar bills

    Amount of child support that state and tribal programs collected in FY 2013

  • 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 60,000

    centers and family child care homes participated in QRIS or other quality improvement activities in 49 States/Territories reporting in 2012. Learn more about the QPR 2012 Report Data.

  • 6 States and Territories

    utilized mobile technology (remote data entry for licensors), improved reporting and e-licensing and paperless training records in 2012. Learn more about the QPR 2012 Report Data.

  • 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.

  • Millions of Americans

    now have health insurance that’s there when they need it, at a price they can afford.

    The Family and Youth Services Bureau marks the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by encouraging those served by its programs to take care of their health.