There is an increasing number of boys growing up without fathers and with male-skewed problems such as poor health, alcohol and drug abuse, rape and sexual abuse, marijuana abuse, cultism, gang violence, homelessness, higher school dropout rate, a declining male labor force participation, declining opportunities for males, and a suicide rate that is the leading cause of death for men aged under 50 which is three times that of the female suicide rate.
Cultism has continued to thrive among boys in Africa. It has become rampant even among secondary school boys. They are hoodwinked and deceived on almost every level to join one secret cult or the other. Our boys are becoming wild and violent and constituting a nuisance to society. Promising young boys have turned to armed robbery, kidnapping, and similar vices. The future of our young men gets bleak on a daily basis.
We cannot fold our arms and allow this menace to destroy the leaders of tomorrow. We have to help them “Be the Man” they would want to become.
Research has revealed that, young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are: 55% more likely to enroll in college, 78% more likely to volunteer regularly, 90% interested in becoming a mentor, 130% more likely to hold leadership positions.