Shine a light this november
November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM), a public awareness campaign designed to “shine a light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth that too often remain invisible. It is also an opportunity to spotlight the resources available to support youth in crisis throughout the nation. As part of the campaign, individuals, organizations and communities nationwide work together to prevent youth homelessness.
National Runaway Prevention Month is spearheaded by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), with support from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB).
In 2021, NRS and more than 140 partners and youth ambassadors from across the country hosted creative events, engaged with followers on social media platforms, arranged for landmarks to be lit up in green (the official color of NRPM), secured proclamations and distributed campaign materials to educate the public about youth homelessness. NRS organized national events, including a Twitter Chat, Lunch and Learn series, roundtable discussion about the importance of prevention programs, Wear Green Day and much more.
Contact us with any questions about NRPM and how to get involved with the 2022 campaign.