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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 7, 2005

Fact Sheet: Making a Difference for America's Youth


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Background on Helping America's Youth

Young Americans in many communities are at risk. Research has shown that children are less likely to engage in risky behaviors when they are connected to parents, family, school, community, and faith. Risky behaviors, including illegal drug and tobacco use, violence, and early sexual activity, are among the top causes of disease and early death among youth. Statistics show:

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