International Boys Day

International Boys Day

Celebrating all the positive elements that boys bring to their families and communities.

May

16

to

May

16

Region
Australia
Phone
+61 2 4272 6677
Email
info@dads4kids.org.au
Web
http://internationalboysday.org

International Boys’ Day celebrates all the positive elements that boys bring to their families and communities and highlights the issues and challenges that boys face as they develop.

International Boys Day is about dedicating May 16 to focus on boys and their wellbeing. This includes the things they need in order to be happy, healthy and valued in their family and community.

It is also a day to spend special time with your son(s) and grandsons doing things they love.

International Boys Day founder Dr Jerome Teelucksingh from Trinidad in the Caribbean, who also founded International Mens Day said:

“There is an urgent need to focus on the home and school as we save the boy child. If a boy child is neglected or fed a diet of hate and violence it is obvious he will develop into a teenager who is misguided and confused. And the next crucial transition into manhood will be even more difficult.

Our goal is that every boy will grow up to become a man of honor and integrity and be able to contribute in a vital way to his family, his community and his nation and be able to make the world a better place for boys and girls everywhere.”

We have included some simple suggestions on the ‘Things to Do’ page to help get you started. We also encourage your boys to suggest fun activities they love to do, like:

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing

Give them a card or letter of your appreciation for them being in your life.

Be a leader for sons, grandsons, and boys in your family and community, as together we help make the world a better place for all.

Feel free to you to download the copies of the International Boys Day logo and poster to create your events. The logo is yours to use as are the other resources on the website.  Lets work together to help our boys.

Boys and, by default, our communities face major challenges today and into the future that must be addressed.

Current research tells us that Boys:

  1. are 50 % more likely to fail meeting basic proficiency standards in reading than girls.
  2. are 2 times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD compared to girls
  3. are more likely to be the victims of violent crime
  4. are severely behind girls in school grades. Boys take 70% of D’s and Failed grades.
  5. suicide rate is four times higher than girls
  6. are 5 times more likely to end up in juvenile detention, and 85% of those detained boys grew up without a father figure present in their lives

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