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01/02/2018 - The Boys Initiative Newsletter


The Boy's Initiative Newsletter 01/02/2018

Request For Abstracts For Presentations: Annual Summit Fatherhood And Health And Wellness Of Boys And Men
By Men's Health Network

"... This year marks the fourth year of the Summit. The NHSA represents the 100 plus Healthy Start programs across the country with a goal of reducing the disparity in infant mortality. Although our Healthy Start programs are over 26 years old, many of them realized in the early years that a key factor in supporting a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby is also in the support of a healthy father. ..."
Parents Laugh Off 'Nonsense' Academics' Claims That Lego Is Sexist
By Daily Star on 12/28/2017

"... Researchers at the University of California’s School of Education say girls are instructed to try make-up, cooking, cleaning and washing up while boys can play at being doctors, astronauts and firefighters. ..."

Anson Boy's Selfless Letter To Santa Earns Response

By Abilene Reporter-News on 12/21/2017

"... But while most kids his age are asking for games, toys and things to entertain themselves, Noel has a much more selfless request this Christmas.

For a seventh-grade writing class assignment, he asked the deliverer of Christmas joy to help his sister, 5-year-old Cierra, get healthy. ..."

The 5 Stages  Of Puberty In Boys

By Very Well on 09/03/2017

"... Boys mature a little slower than girls. Puberty typically begins around age 9 for boys. Some boys will mature faster than their peers, and some physical changes may be more gradual than others. ..."
By Very Well on 11/06/2017

"... According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in four people are infected with human papillomavirus , or HPV, in the United States. It's most common in people in their late teen years and in their early 20s. ..."


Minority Youth Project
The issue of male underachievement is most pronounced in minority communities

Health Provider Toolkit for adolescent and young adult males
is a project to develop clinical practice tools and resources

National Affinity Network
Change begins at the local level

Click on the following topics for more information. For the most recent data on the status of boys, review the Study and Proposal to Create a White House Council on Boys to Men.

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.



Online Library
A comprehensive source of information on boys issues, by subject area.  Includes scholarly articles, media reports, official reports, media events and a range of other resources.

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This list contains a wide range of individuals who have been active in issues relating to boys who have come to our attention. 

Many national organizations focus on issues that relate to boys and young men

Parent & Teacher Tools
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