NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE ACHIEVEMENT AMONG BOYS AND YOUNG MEN ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW BLOG FOR EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

Blog will serve as communications hub

Washington, DC – May 16, 2012 – The Boys Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of its new blog Attention must be paid: Caring about boys and young men, dedicated to news, commentary and advice. The purpose of the blog is to serve as an online communications hub for discussion about issues facing our boys and young men. Blog authors will include our nation’s leaders on subjects related to the advancement of boys’ health, educational attainment and preparation for adulthood as well as those related to the prevention of criminal behavior, incarceration, abuse, suicide and other risk factors.

“We are pleased that Dr. Mark Sherman has agreed to serve as the editor of our new blog,” said Dennis Barbour, Co-Founder of The Boys Initiative. He has taught, thought, researched and written about gender issues for more than 30 years.”

Sherman is an emeritus professor of psychology at SUNY, New Paltz. After receiving his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD from Harvard, he went on to a distinguished teaching career at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He was twice nominated for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He took early retirement from teaching in 1995 to allow more time for his research and writing. Sherman can be reached at msherman@theboysinitiative.org.

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The mission of The Boys Initiative is to shed light on increasing underachievement among boys and young men, to foster dialogue and debate about the issue, and to collaborate on solutions with those who are committed to the futures of our nation’s youth. The organization’s principal role is to serve as a hub for information exchange and action among the broad range of organizations whose work touches on boys and young men.

CONTACT: 
Dennis J. Barbour
202-841-7475
dbarbour@theboysinitiative.org
www.theboysinitiative.org 

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