Shoulder To Shoulder (STS), in partnership with the School of Education at William Jessup University, is proud to announce a major no-cost event that is designed to address the transcendent social issue of our time: FATHERLESSNESS.
On March 21st, at 6:30 p.m., STS will be holding its second “Waking Up To Fatherlessness” presentation in the Lecture Hall at William Jessup University, 2121 University Avenue, Rocklin, CA 95765. The theme of this special educational event is “The Missing Man” and the evening will be focused upon the following:
There are millions of people who live in the Sacramento region and all of us, either directly or indirectly, are affected by the devastating impacts and consequences of fatherlessness. The over 200,000 fatherless children in our area, and their over 1,000,000 related family members, are directly impacted. The rest of us are more indirectly impacted by the costs of fatherlessness, both financial and societal. Considering the fact that fatherlessness is largely responsible for over 70 percent of those in prison, for a large portion of those abusing drugs, and for the poverty created by father-absent homes, the financial costs are staggering. From a societal standpoint, fatherlessness is responsible for 63 percent of juvenile suicides, for 71 percent of teenage pregnancies, for 90 percent of homeless and runaway children, and for significant involvement in gang and other criminal activity.
Given everything that is at stake, we, as citizens and taxpayers, must take steps to break the cycle of fatherlessness. Please take the opportunity to attend “The Missing Man” event on March 21st where you can not only learn more about fatherlessness and its consequences, but can also learn how you, your organization, or your church can personally make a difference in helping to eradicate the pandemic social disease of fatherlessness. You will particularly want to learn about the development of “The Fathering Coalition”, an unprecedented collaborative partnership that is being developed in the Sacramento region.
To register for “The Missing Man” event, please click here.Read more