Many concerned educators and media pundits have decried the “boy crisis”” in schools – the fact that girls are surpassing boys in college attendance (about 60% of entering first-year students this year are female), achievement (girls have caught up in science and math, and far outpace boys in English and language); and behaviors (boys are far more likely to be held back, suspended, diagnosed with ADHD, and get into fights). What is behind the shift and what can we do about it?
The Fellowship of Disciples Men for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Northern California-Nevada will present a two day program of faith and action. The Fellowship will host Dr. Warren Farrell on Saturday, October 17, 8:00-5:00, at First Christian Church of Vallejo, to present his proposal to the White House for the creation of a Council on boys and men. He will discuss in depth the evidence of a boy crisis, the ten causes (including purposelessness, videogame addiction, and fatherlessness), and proposed solutions. Attendees will learn how to hear personal criticism without becoming defensive, the power of the family and of fatherhood and the crucial role of communication in our lives, churches and communities.
For more information and for a link to register, go to http://j.mp/ccncnmensretreat