Why were here…
“Young men who grow up in homes without fathers are twice as likely to end up in jail as those who come from traditional two-parent families…Those boys whose fathers were absent from the household had double the odds of being incarcerated, even when other factors such as race, income.” (Cynthia Harper of the University of Pennsylvania
and Sara S. McLanahan of Princeton University cited in “Father Absence and Youth Incarceration.” Journal of Research on Adolescence 14 (September 2004):
Growing up without a father figure in my life, I didn’t have a lot of resources when it came to learning new life skills such as tying a tie, starting a camp fire, throwing a baseball and so on… I wanted to create a place for others who may not have such resources and learn life skills, hear advice from other fathers, or even find a mentor.
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