Do Any 2016 Presidential Candidates Recognize the Boy Crisis?

A large constituency of concerned voters is wondering which leader will address the nations boy crisis and seek solutions that consider the needs of struggling boys and young men.

Boys are having trouble finding their place in this new world where gender roles, responsibilities, and expectations are more blurred than ever. Millions of boys and young men are being left behind in education. Deep, widespread troubles are surfacing, but what is being done about this?

“Young Voices” will explore, discover, and document Presidential candidates’ responses to the nation’s boy crisis. “Young Voices” is a project of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men.

Proposal for a White House Council on Boys and Men

In 2009, President Barack Obama created a White House Council on Women and Girls. As a result of his involvement on the Board of N.O.W. in New York City, Dr. Warren Farrell was asked to be an advisor. Dr. Farrell felt “The two best ways to help women, girls, and families is via father involvement, and by creating a renewed sense of purpose for our sons – as we have for our daughters.” Dr. Farrell formed a multi-partisan coalition of 34 of the country’s leaders on boys’ and men’s issues. They drew up a proposal to create a White House Council on Boys and Men. Interested citizens are encouraged to sign the online petition to Create a White House Council on Boys & Men.

The goal of “Young Voices” is to share their boy crisis message from personal experience, create discourse with policy makers on problems and solutions, and discover whether and to what extent any of the Presidential Candidates will address the nation’s boy crisis.

“Young Voices” has a new TV show that highlights available programs for troubled youth, and spotlights the successes and needs of hurting boys and young men who have found help and turned their life around.

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