The Problem: Alarming trends among today's young adults
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teenagers aged 15-19. The rates have tripled in the last 40 years.
A survey of 12,000 high school students showed that students admitting they cheated on an exam at least once in the past year jumped from 61% in 1992 to 74% in 2002.
Thirty-five percent of young women become pregnant at least once before they reach the age of 20 — about 850,000 a year. Eight in ten of these pregnancies are unintended and 79 percent are to unmarried teens.
98 percent of teenagers spend eleven hours per week watching TV.
Teenagers spend an average of 3.5 hours alone every day.
The American Council of Life Insurance did a survey which revealed that the loneliest people are college students.
75% of high school graduates who have been involved in church activities will leave the church and set aside their Christian convictions when they leave home for college or the workplace.