Mission: To build partnerships that will save lives, prevent injuries, and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth while encouraging youth empowerment and leadership.
Vision: To be the premier national youth health and safety coalition.
The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) is a coalition of nonprofit and for-profit youth-serving organizations and government agencies working together toward the common goal of addressing health and safety issues that affect youth in the United States.
The mission of NOYS is to build partnerships that will save lives, prevent injuries, and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth while encouraging youth empowerment and leadership. Working in collaboration with member organizations, the NOYS coalition maintains a strong focus on traffic safety, while also addressing other issues affecting youth safety such as injury prevention, substance abuse prevention, and violence prevention.
NOYS works as an umbrella organization, supporting, strengthening, and promoting our membership through professional development, partnerships, and recognition. As a coalition, we work together to implement a broad array of programs, develop educational activities and campaigns, share best practices and research findings, and advocate for youth safety causes.
The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) was originally founded as the Traffic Safety Collaboration, and for 10 years was supported by funding from government agencies, including the Department of Transportation. In 2005, NOYS became a 501(c)(3) organization and incorporated as the National Organizations for Youth Safety in Washington, DC. Since its inception, NOYS has grown and expanded from a traffic safety focus to include other safety areas such as injury prevention, substance abuse prevention, and violence prevention.
NOYS is governed by a Board of Directors, with day-to-day operations and programming overseen by the CEO. For more information about the NOYS structure and governance, read the NOYS Bylaws.