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The incredible pain fatherlessness causes reveals itself in many forms: children who grow up without their fathers are more likely to drop out of school, engage in violent and criminal behavior, and become addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Leading the way to encourage fathers and men of all stripes to "step up" and embrace their important role in society is attorney
Jeffery Leving, founder of the
Fatherhood Educational Institute and
Glenn Barker, Director of the
Oprah Winfrey invited Leving and Barker to be a part of
Oprah's Lifeclass after co-host and spiritual teacher Iyanla VanZant had this moving encounter with a fatherless son:
Iyanla VanZant helps a fatherless son heal.
The ManKind Project is a global network of men's groups that offers mentorship programs to men at all stages of life and from all backgrounds. The program empowers men to live lives of emotional authenticity, personal responsibility, leadership, and service in the context of a supportive community. The Project promotes healthy masculinity for mature and modern men in rapidly evolving 21
st century life.
The Fatherhood Educational Institute and
The ManKind Project would like to invite your news organization to cover this vitally important subject. In a time when gun violence, sexual violence, and economic disenfranchisement are on people's minds like never before, and when so many children are struggling to find their way in a changing world without the insight and guidance of mature, caring men, America needs good men.
Let's give men and fathers the support and inspiration to be the role models, nurturers and heroes they have the potential to be.