I am absolutely joyed by the President's courage in taking such an important and empathetic step to improve the lives of YOUTH. I hope this program is geared to create mentoring programs within these distressed area's.....
I too did not have a father figure in my life, my father left my mother and subsequently; died by a most ignominious way, which I still ponder and emotionally feel today. During that time I was only 12 years of age, a most critical time for development and education PLANNING.
All of us have the bare natural ability to be educated and live a moral life. It takes those with wisdom and leadership skills to mentor the youth.
I was LUCKY, I was able to fall on my face and pick myself up, and learn from those failures; others can not.
Others not need to fall hard and stay in the gutter.
All they need is a mentor, to guide and love them with disciplined LOVE.