The proposal for a White House Council on Boys and Men was originally inspired in response to the creation of the White House Council on Women and Girls.
According to Coalition to Create a White House Council On Boys and Men Commissioner Terry Brennan, the current generation of boys will be the first that is less educated than their fathers. Boys are expelled and are dropping out of school more often. And the suicide rates as boys grow and mature is increasing at a concerning rate.
The Coalition to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men has come up with five areas it feels are at a crisis level for boys in the United States: education, emotional health, physical health, father involvement and work. Brennan recently joined DadsDivorce Live to discuss how the council would address each of these issues as well as the progress the coalition is making with some influential politicians.