Since 2002, the National Runaway Safeline and the National Network for Youth, along with runaway and homeless youth programs and communities across the country have come together to support National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) in November. The goals are to raise awareness of the issues facing runaways and to educate the public about solutions and the role they play in preventing youth from running.
The theme of NRPM 2017 was “Friends Helping Friends” and focused on recognizing the role key people play in the lives of at-risk youth. The intent is to continue to unite communities together to help support youth as they navigate their world. Thanks to the help and support of individuals and agencies across the country, the 2017 NRPM campaign continued to raise awareness of the issues runaway and homeless youth face and how communities can support these young people and work towards the goal of ending youth homelessness.
(Take a look at the NRPM 2017 infographic to see how people got involved!)
By supporting NRPM, agencies and individuals are showing America’s runaway and homeless youth that they are not invisible and they are not alone.