The Month of May explores several youth issues: 

  • Global Youth Traffic Safety 
  • National Foster Care 
  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention 

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month: May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, and organizations like the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and the FIA Foundation are working hard to get the word out about road safety. This year’s focus is speed, and the role speed plays in crashes, as well as bike and pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Social media is a major component of this campaign, since teens are the target audience and teens are always online. If you, your organization, or agency is willing and able to spread the word, following and retweeting organizations that are promoting #TrafficSafeYouth and #GYTSM is a good place to start. 

National Foster Care Month: Each year, the Children's Bureau—together with its information service, Child Welfare Information Gateway—honors National Foster Care Month (NFCM) by providing resources and tools that align with a theme to support those involved with foster care. This year's theme, "Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families," focuses on identifying, developing, and supporting prospective and current foster and kinship families.  KIDS COUNT Data Center shares statistics on adoptions rates of children in Foster Care.  

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month:  For May’s National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, the Office of Adolescent Health has several resources and activities we welcome partners to participate in and share: the NTPPM Supporter Toolkit, Digital Content, and weekly Twitter storify based on the following topics below:  

  • Youth Engagement & Looking Ahead
  • Community Engagement
  • Youth Engagement