Jan. 11, 2013
/PRNewswire/ --There are important conversations about men, masculinity, and fatherhood happening, and the nation's media and political leaders are taking notice. On
will be hosting
Jeffery M. Leving, of the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.
, as well as the
in a special show on fatherless sons.
The New York Times reported that a staggering 62 percent
of young mothers have never been married, and
one in every three children
the United States
live without their fathers.
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
, founder of the
Fatherhood Educational Institute
, Director of the
invited Leving and Barker to be a part of
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
The Fatherhood Educational Institute
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.