This website is not being maintained and will be discontinued in November 2017. For Runaway and Homeless Youth information, content can be used for informational purposes or you can contact the National Clearinghouse for Homeless Youth and Families at 301-828-1324. For Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention information, visit the Teen Pregnancy Exchange. For Family Violence Prevention and Services information, visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
A federal website focused solely on serving young people has a new name, look, and web address, thanks to a recent redesign. The reimagined youth.gov site is the successor to youth.gov, which was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) to promote positive, healthy outcomes for youth. IWGYP represents 12 agencies across the federal government, including the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Justice.
Visitors to youth.gov will still have free access to a variety of materials to help them create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Resources include fact sheets, funding information, and tools for assessing community assets, generating maps of federal and community programs, searching for evidence-based programs, and more. The site currently provides information across 26 topics, including mentoring, positive youth development, teen pregnancy prevention, transitioning to adulthood, and aging out of the foster care system.
Additionally, users can still connect to Youth Engaged 4 Change, a youth-driven website also created by IWGYP to help young adults find jobs, connect to federal resources, and become leaders in their own communities.
Already a frequent visitor to youth.gov? The old site will stop redirecting to the new web address soon, so don’t forget to update your bookmarks by June 30.