In today’s society, it is not uncommon to find men who lack basic life skills. It is unfortunate that throughout their youth, they have missed valuable teachings that helped shape men to become strong, responsible, and independent individuals. In a society that is constantly changing, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life.
Life skills help young men find new ways of thinking and problem solving. It helps them to recognize the impact of their behavior, and teaches them to take responsibility for their actions. It builds confidence in both spoken skills, group collaboration, and cooperation. The outcomes are phenomenal for young men who learn these valuable skills.
These skills include learning how to iron, tie a tie, sew a button, wash clothes, wash dishes, budget, properly complete a job application, table etiquette, effective communication, how to be gentlemen, the importance of dress, importance of credit, voting process, how to make reservations, and the list goes on.
Bullying is a serious problem in our society. Our Ant-Bullying program will educate students, teachers, and parents on how to identify and act on bullying behavior. An estimated 160,000 U.S. children do not attend school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Six out of ten teenagers say they witness bullying in school daily. According to the U.S. Department of Education (2010), National Education Association, PACER Center, 1 in 7 students in grades K - 12 are either a bully or have been a victim of bullying.
Bullies often go on to perpetrate violence later in life. Research indicates that 40% of boys are identified as bullies in grades 6 through 9, and have had three or more arrests by age 30. One out of every ten students who drop out of school does so because of repeated incidents of bullying, and 75% of shooting incidents at schools have been linked to bullying and harassment.