2006 Press Releases


November 10, 2006 — Chris "Ludacris" Bridges Visits National Runaway Switchboard To Learn About Issues Facing Today's Runaway, At-Risk Youth
The artist wanted to learn more about the runaway issue and organizations that are addressing this national crisis.

October 5, 2006 — Star-Studded Cast Including Actors Tim Matheson, Sharon Lawrence To Be Honored With "Spirit Of Youth" Award From National Runaway Switchboard
The annual benefit to help runaway, at-risk youth, and their families kicks off National Runaway Prevention Month.

October 5, 2006 — November is National Runaway Prevention Month
The annual initiative raises awareness and aims to prevent youth from running away.

August 1, 2006 — America’s Runaway Youth: Mid-Year Statistics Show Kids Are Running From Family Issues
Calls through 1-800-RUNAWAY continue to rise.

July 10, 2006 — NRS announces August-September Parent Chat schedule
The program is a forum for adults to discuss and share solutions to challenges they may be facing with their child.

June 16, 2006 — NRS partners with UCAN to produce Teen Report Card
The National Runaway Switchboard offers insight into runaway prevention.

May 3, 2006 — Web Initiative Benefits Runaway, At-Risk Youth
National Runaway Switchboard overhauls www.1800runaway.org and launches www.Switched-OnMag.org.

March 28, 2006 — National Runaway Switchboard releases 2005 statistics: 55 percent of youth already on street at time of call
Family issues remain the top reason for running from home.

March 20, 2006 — The United Kingdom looks to United States for assistance in helping thousands of runaway, homeless youth in England

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