According to Howard Bankman, the best way to help at-risk kids is with healthy doses of golf, jazz and character.
Howard Bankhead lives by the motto, “Anything Positive is Possible” and he has lived that out for the past 12 years helping at-risk kids learn life lessons one swing at a time.
Blaming the absence of fathers for all issues surrounding minority boys is easy; but, a deeper look can reveal other pressing concerns.
Why are more children than ever are growing up with no male role models in sight?
“Today I cannot think of Evan Miller in prison without thinking about three of my former cellmates: Damon, Mike, and Roger. Damon and Mike were both 16 when they were sentenced to life in prison. Roger was 16 when he was sentenced to 63 years. Only Damon had been found guilty of homicide.”
Researchers went looking for sexually exploited girls, and found boys instead.
Hugo Schwyzer talks with Warren Farrell about the White House Commission on Boys to Men.
Anthony Di Vittorio runs Youth Guidance Becoming a Man, a Chicago counseling program that fosters healthy masculine ideals among at-risk teen boys.