Too Few Men Leads to Youth Violence, University of Michigan Study Finds

A University of Michigan study indicates that youth violence escalates when too few men are present in neighborhoods.  I think we often associate the need for a male presence in mentoring for boys specifically.  But, our girls are growing up in the same communities, and just in need of positive male influences.  With our mentoring program in Chicago, Polished Pebbles, we hold Men’s Month every year to provide opportunities for our girls to interact with strong men from our networks.  We hold open forums and a Daddy Daughter Dance in February.  If you know of any other community-minded men who are interested in helping the youth and would also like to participate, please feel free to contact ahahn@my.alder.edu with their information.   Click here to read the story: READ THE ARTICLE

Bystanders look on as demonstrators march from a memorial for Kimani "Kiki" Gray on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them, while the family says Gray was unarmed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) John Minchillo, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bystanders look on as demonstrators march from a memorial for Kimani “Kiki” Gray on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them, while the family says Gray was unarmed. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
John Minchillo, ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

 

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