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01/09/2018 - The Boys Initiative Newsletter


The Boy's Initiative Newsletter 01/09/2018

High School Coaches, Player Know Little About Concussion
By Medline Plus on 12/27/2017

"... Overall, only about a third of high school athletes, their coaches and parents know that a concussion is a brain injury, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. The athletes themselves were the most likely to know that fact, the researchers found. ..."
Year In Review: Ten Things We Learned About The Education Of Black Males In 2017
By Huffpost on 12/26/2017

"... The year 2017 represented an upswing in the nation’s focus on Black males in education. While the Obama administration’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative had helped to raise greater awareness about issues facing Black men (and other men of color), the election of President Trump and the pursuant end to MBK had served as a psychological blow to the public face of these efforts. ..."

Male Under-Representation In Higher Education 

By Critica on 12/26/2017

"... Are those who claim to be concerned with discriminatory bias against groups generally concerned with under-representation? Here are the HESA 2014 statistics for the academic year 2012/13, for students in higher education in the UK. In each category, menare under-represented. Overall, men comprise about 43% of UK students, while women comprise about 57%. ..."

Soiree Education Is The Only Way To Tackle The Horrors Of Child Abuse

By Blogs on 01/03/2018

"... Almost two years later things haven’t changed much. We are there again and so is our silence. Once again we have failed our children. Recently, the Norwegian Embassy contacted FIA through a letter and informed them about a man named Amin who indulged in child pornography in Sargodha. He lured the children in on the pretext of providing them with computer education. FIA recovered around 65,000 child pornographic videos from Amin. Kasur and Sargodha are not the sole cases; between these two, many similar incidents such as Swat and KotAddu child abuse cases have also surfaced. ..."


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Failure to Launch
Failure to Launch is becoming a matter of growing concern to many parents

Students cannot be expected to excel in an atmosphere of fear, yet that is exactly the challenge that thousands of boys face everyday.

Dropping Out
Information about boys' higher drop-out rates, failure rates, and lower college attendance.



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