The State of America’s Boys: An Urgent Case for a More Connected Boyhood presents research and expert perspectives and investigates what it is about boyhood that too often plants the seed for destructive and self-defeating behavior – why open and authentic boys may become more guarded, cynical, and disconnected as they grow. It points to the need for adults to support boys’ relational and emotional skills and their ability to build and maintain a network of strong, caring relationships as keys to raising a more connected, emotionally healthy, gender-equal generation. The report is one of a number of resources released as part of the Global Boyhood Initiative (GBI), a first-of-its-kind, research-backed initiative focused on boyhood, founded by Equimundo and the Kering Foundation in partnership with Plan International.

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