Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • Image of three youth with text that reads 25% of street youth

      said they became homeless after leaving foster care.

      The Runaway and Homeless Youth Program provides services to eligible youth who have exited the foster care system.

    • Mom with construction hat holding toddler with construction hat
      14%

      Poverty rate when single mothers are fully employed

      A decrease from 40.7% for all single-mother families, which are nearly five times as likely to be poor than married-couple families, says the Center for American Progress in a new report.

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      60%

      Children 17 and under exposed to violence

      Either directly or indirectly during the past year according to a national survey.  More than 20% had been bullied during their lifetime.