Darwyn Yager Posted almost 2 years ago Family Corp Barb you do make a valid point here as there are some outside limitations that could possibly factor into the success of what Colin Powell addresses. The growing epidemic of children having no particular role model to mold themselves after has been a growing problem over the last twenty some odd years. You are right that may of us tend to forget that not every family is a perfect portrait as disabled, mentally ill, and sick children possess a bit more responsibility than others. One idea that did come to mind was the incorporation of a program that focuses on mentoring children who are missing their gender specific parent. For instance, many young boys today are lacking a father figure in their life to teach them discipline and respect of woman. Many of us are missing that sternness that encompasses these elements that deprive us of a admirable father figure in our lives. We need to incorporate some sort of program to provide weekly meetings with these young children who are missing their gender specific parent. I feel this could potentially provide benefits and cut down on the growing jail rate and high school drop out rate sweeping America.