Boys Receiving National Attention!
Boyhood issues are cropping up all over the national news! Listening to the NPR interview with First Lady Laura Bush, you can hear the beginning of what could be a whole new chapter in the work being done for boys.
Laura Bush's website states, "Statistics show that boys are at greater risk than girls for learning disabilities, illiteracy, dropping out of school, substance-abuse problems, violence, juvenile arrest, and early death caused by violent behavior." SOS is very excited that Mrs. Bush is bringing national attention to the ways that programs like BATT can make a huge difference in the life of boys across our communities.
Check out these articles and start keeping your eyes open for more good news! If you have not yet become a member, sign up to be a member of SOS today, so that you can be a part of these dynamic new steps in Supporting Our Sons.
Laura Bush: Putting Boys in the Spotlight from NPR
"We Need To Pay More Attention To Boys" from Parade Magazine