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Facts

The Good

✓ Youth whose fathers are
   actively engaged in their lives do
   significantly better academically
   than those pre-teens with
   uninvolved fathers.

✓ Highly involved fathers increase
   their children’s economic and
   educational attainment.

✓Mothers in two-parent households
  report fewer behavior problems
  among children with involved
  fathers compared to children with
  detached fathers.

✓Fathers who are involved help
  reduce emotional stress for
  teenagers making the transition to
  adulthood.

The Bad

✓ There are over 24 million fatherless youth in  
   America.

✓ 93% of prison inmates have grown up 
    fatherless 

✓ 90% of youth that are homeless, runaways   
   and arsonists have grown up fatherless

✓ 85% of children who exhibit behavioral  
   disorders such as ADD have grown up  
   fatherless

✓ 80% of rapists have grown up fatherless

✓ 75% of youth in drug rehabs have grown up 
    fatherless

✓ 71% of pregnant teenagers and high school
   dropouts have grown up fatherless

✓ 63% of youth who have committed or
   attempted suicide have grown up fatherless

✓ 72% of the U.S. population, says 
   fatherlessness is the most significant family
   or social problem facing America.

The Ugly

IN THE NEXT 25 TO 30 YEARS THERE IS PROJECTED TO BE 72 MILLION FATHERLESS YOUTH IN THE U.S.