2009 Press Releases


November 13, 2009 —Chef Charlie Trotter Awarded 2009 "Spirit of Youth" Award From National Runaway Switchboard
World-renowned Chef Charlie Trotter was presented with the 2009 "Spirit of Youth" award.

November 12, 2009 —Green Light Bulbs on Michigan Avenue Raise Awareness of Youth Runaway Issue
The green light is a symbol to get Americans talking about the runaway issue and ways to prevent youth from running.

October 28, 2009 — Economy Impacting Runaway, Homeless Youth According to Annual Trend Report
National Runaway Switchboard reports a more than 200 percent increase in crisis calls from or about a youth identifying economics as a reason for reaching out for help

October 20, 2009 — Credit Unions Gear Up To Support National runaway Prevention Month
FSCC Shared Branching Network and the National Runaway Switchboard encourage Credit Unions to join campaign, "Answering the Call."

October 19, 2009 — Raffle, Online Auction to Support Runaway, At-Risk Youth, Families
The National Runaway Switchboard announced today the kick off of its annual cash raffle and online auction to raise more than $75,000 for programs and services that support runaway and at-risk youth and their families

October 7 , 2009 — Celebrities, Leaders, Americans to Answer the Call During November’s National Runaway Prevention Month
Award-winning musician and actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, world-renowned chef Charlie Trotter, and Nashville recording artist Jason Michael Carroll are three of the thousands of individuals and organizations anticipated to "Answer the Call".

October 1 , 2009 — Chicago-Based National Runaway Switchboard Adds New Leadership
Legal, Broadcast, Student Leaders Included in 2009 Group of Newly Appointed Board Members.

September 30, 2009 — Nashville Recording Artist Jason Michael Carroll, National Runaway Switchboard Form Partnership
Relationship Spotlights "Hurry Home" to Address Runaway Crisis and Awareness of 1-800-RUNAWAY.

February 24, 2009 — Charlie Trotter to be Awarded 2009 ‘Spirit of Youth’ Award
The National Runaway Switchboard recognizes the renowned chef for his support of runaway and at-risk youth.

February 12, 2009 — Runaway, At-Risk Youth Report: Family Dynamics, Abuse Top Reasons Youth Seek Help
The National Runaway Switchboard releases its annual call volume statistics providing insight into why runaway and at-risk youth call its 1 -800-RUNAWAY crisis hotline.

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