WHY IS THIS A CRITICAL ISSUE?
82.3% is the number of African American children born since 1990 that will not live in the same home as their biological fathers before their 16th birthday. Today, a generation of African American youth, specifically boys, have not had sustained access to positive paternal or male role models. Consequently, the concept of a residential father is often too removed from these children’s reality. Many of us know the statistics; too many of us have attempted to affect the dilemmas facing young boys individually. The question iYAGO asks is what are you willing to do?
WHAT IS MEN TO BOYS ABOUT?
From the producers of the best black documentary of 2007 comes the next installment in the landmark series “WHAT BLACK MEN THINK” What would the world be if you never saw your father while growing up? Do you think you could reach you true potential? Can a single mother impart the skills necessary for a young boy to ascend to manhood? MEN TO BOYS is an attempt to reveal the consequences of a 69.7% out of wedlock birthrate and a divorce rate in excess of 50% has had on a generation of young boys of color.