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The Fatherless Generation

 

The Real Elephant In Room – Americas Youth Needs Our Help

At the Elephant In the Room we believe that one of the biggest problems in every city is break-down of the family and the effect it has on young men. To show our support and to help make a difference, with each service that is sold at our Lounge we proudly make a donation to a local charity that helps support and mentor fatherless boys.

How Big Is the Elephant In the Room?

  • 43% of US children live without their father (US Department of Census)
  • 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census)
  • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes (US D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census)
  • 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes (Center for Disease Control)
  • 80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
  • 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (National Principals Association Report)
  • 70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Sept. 1988)
  • 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction)
  • 71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father. [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release, Friday, March 26, 1999]


Father Factor in Education – Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school.

  • Children with Fathers who are involved are 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school.
  • Children with Fathers who are involved are 70% less likely to drop out of school.
  • Children with Fathers who are involved are more likely to get A’s in school.
  • Children with Fathers who are involved are more likely to enjoy school and engage in extracurricular activities.
  • 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the average.