TRU Stats

Truality represents everything I wish I, along with the many people I have lost could have had growing up:

Something tangible to believe in.

  • Every 29 seconds another student gives up on school
  • Dropouts are more than eight times as likely to be in jail or prison as high school graduates
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens
  • Suicide is second leading cause of death in colleges
  • EVERY 2 HOURS AND 11 MINUTES a person under the age of 25 completes suicide
  • Alcohol kills 6 1/2 more teenagers than all other illicit drugs combined
  • 1 in 5 teens are abusing prescription drugs
  • Seven percent of young women aged 18–24 who had had sex before age 20 report that their first sexual experience was involuntary.
  • A sexually active teen who does not use a contraceptive has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year
  • (HIV) infection is the sixth leading cause of death among persons aged 15-24 years in the United States.
  • One in seven kids between the ages of 10 and 18 will run away at some point.
  • There are 1 million to 3 million runaway and homeless kids living on the streets in the United States.
  • Each year approximately one in four adolescents reports verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
  • Nearly 80% of girls who have been victims of physical abuse in their dating relationships continue to date the abuser
Where I’m From:

  • Arizona has THE HIGHEST high school drop out rate in the country
  • Arizona is 3rd in teenage pregnancy

If Not YOU, Then Who?

Find out more about the TRU Movement by visiting this link: I am TRU
       And by watching this video: We are TRU      


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