If time is taken to improve the family, the community will improve itself.
WHAT MADE STREET POSITIVE®GO REAL? The State of Youth in America "Made In America"by the numbers:
10-24 aged youth suicide second leading cause of death 13.6 million single parents raising 21 million children 22% children living below poverty line $124 billion annual spending on child abuse and neglect 70K juveniles in detention facilities 7.3MM children with at least one parent incarcerated 27% high school students thought "seriously" about suicide 37% college students seek help for severe psychological problems Nearly 500K children live in foster care 1 in 3 African American males incarcerated in their lifetime 30% abused children who will abuse their own 13 yrs old avg. age females recruited for prostitution 10 - 20% (estimated) children exposed to domestic violence 80% runaway/homeless teen girls sexually or physically abused 16 million children live in poverty 21 million children living without biological father in home 19% high school graduates who cannot read $63.4 billion annual cost of incarceration in U.S. 60% high school teens say drugs used or sold at school 4 to 5 million public school students sexually abused/harassed by teachers annually 64% single mother households $1.2 Trillion college student loan debt 37% recent college graduates in jobs not requiring degree 8 hrs avg. family time/wk parents spend with children 26% parents competent in educating children on financial literacy 76% households living paycheck-to-paycheck 160K students avoid school daily due to bullying15 - 24 year olds account for half the 20 million new STD cases annually 40% U.S. prostitutes sexually exploited as children. 8 of 10 teen fathers not marrying child's mother 3 in 10 teen girls pregnant by age twenty. 50% sexually exploited children who are boys 1 in 15 teen boys become fathers. 63% adolescents reporting lifetime anger attacks. 60% children exposed to violence in past year. 7.5 hours per day teens spend on media 13.5 hours per week mothers spend quality time with children. 7.3 hours per week fathers spend quality time with children 1 in 3 Millennials have no religious affiliation. 41% Latinas not graduating high school in four years. 12 - 19 age group with highest rate of violent crime victimization One fifth high school graduates cannot read own diplomas. 5.8 million young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 (1 in 7 teens) are neither working nor in school 2.7 million children with an incarcerated parent 2 million youth annually experience homelessness