2008 Press Releases


November 8 , 2008 — Chris "Ludacris" Bridges’ "Spirit of Youth" Award from National Runaway Switchboard on Display in GRAMMY Museum
The Spirit of Youth award, which was presented to Ludacris in November 2007 in Chicago, recognizes individuals and organizations who work to keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the street.

November 7 , 2008 — Chicago Cubs Awarded 2008 "Spirit of Youth" Award From National Runaway Switchboard
The Chicago Cubs are recognized for the organizations it supports throughout the Chicagoland area that help runaway and at-risk youth.

November 6 , 2008 — Chicago Turning Green During November's National Runaway Prevention Month
Green light bulbs distributed on Michigan Avenue to raise awareness of the youth runaway issue.

October 3, 2008 — Congress Declares November National Runaway Prevention Month
The United States Senate and House pass resolutions sSupporting National Runaway Prevention Month.

October 2, 2008 — West Lafayette Resident, Michele Lehman, Joins Board of Directors of National Runaway Switchboard
The community leader and former teacher joins the board after serving NRS as a volunteer for two years.

October 2, 2008 — National Runaway Switchboard Announces New Leadership
Business, sports and academic leaders elected to Board of Directors of National Runaway Switchboard.

September 18, 2008 — Let's Talk During National Runaway Prevention Month
NRS chooses a theme that aims to address a very complex issue.

June 26 , 2008 — American Parents, Adults Continue to Squeak By with Passing Grades in Annual Teen Report Card
The tenth annual survey reveals parents and adults have a long way to go when it comes to understanding teens.

April 8 , 2008 — Callers to National Runaway Switchboard are Getting Younger
The fastest growing group is under the age of 12.

March 25, 2008 — National Research Project Seeks Better Ways of Communicating with Runaway, At-Risk Youth
The multi-city survey will gain a better understanding of how to reach and communicate with the nearly three million young people who run away every year.

February 28, 2008 — Chicago Cubs to Be Awarded 2008 Spirit of Youth Award
The award will be presented in November 2008 at the annual Spirit of Youth event.

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