- For every 100 girls suspended from public elementary and secondary schools 250 boys are suspended.
- For every 100 girls expelled from public elementary and secondary schools 335 boys are expelled.
- For every 100 girls diagnosed with a learning disability 276 boys are diagnosed with a learning disability.
- For every 100 girls diagnosed with emotional disturbance 324 boys are diagnosed with emotional disturbance.
- For every 100 tenth grade girls who play video or computer games one or more hours per day 322 boys play video or computer games one or more hours per day.
- For every 100 women enrolled in college there are 77 men enrolled.
- For every 100 American women who earn a bachelor's degree from college 73 American men earn a bachelor's degree.
- For every 100 American women who earn a master's degree from college 62 American men earn the same degree.
- For every 100 females ages 15 to 19 that commit suicide 549 males in the same range kill themselves.
- For every 100 girls with multiple disabilities 189 boys have multiple disabilities.
- For every 100 girls ages 15 to 17 in correctional facilities there are 837 boys behind bars.
The goals of the Boys Project are:
1. Showcase colleges, schools, teachers, and organizations that have succeeded in engaging young men, increasing their academic success, and developing drive and ambition.
2. Educate families, educators and the public about the challenges our young boys are facing.
3. Develop federal, state, and foundation initiatives that support relevant research and necessary legislative change.
We all want to live in a world that gives all of our children the best possible chance to express their giftedness, regardless of gender. But it's is critical that there are organizations like the Boys Project whose purpose is to help boys become successful men. I'm happy to support this initiative, and if you care about what's happening to our boys check out the Boys Project website.
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