Kayhi takes YRBS

Fifty-four percent of Kayhi students took the Youth Risk Behavior Survey yesterday. The statewide goal was 60 percent, but absent students can still take the survey.
“The YRBS is a survey that is from the CDC,” said Kayhi principal Mr. Marshall. “It talks specifically about risky behaviors that teens might be involved in.”
Marshall said that they want to learn about this to assist the school in programs to educate teenagers. Alaska tends to have higher rates of teenage alcohol abuse, and STDs.
“The reason they want to know that information is to help us figure out what kind of things we can do to help with prevention,” he said.
Marshall said another purpose is to show the school how to teach the students about healthy relationships. More information on the survey can be found on the website “CDC.gov” and from there you can search up Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
The YRBS occurs every odd numbered year in the spring. Results should be released around summer or fall.

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