Quick Facts

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • For 11 Years

      FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees have been using National Runaway Prevention Month to raise awareness about the issues that runaways and homeless youth face.

      Learn more about promoting runaway prevention in communities across America.

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