A Guy’s Guide to Pre-K

Often the token male in a sea of women, De’Wayne Drummond has a unique perspective on the benefits of pre-K to boys and their...

Building the Mosaic

Decades ago, David Dinkins, running for mayor of New York, described his city not as the melting pot it had been called for years...

How to Deepen Your Mentoring Relationship With Opportunity Youth

As Oprah says, “A mentor is someone that allows you to see the hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone that allows you to...

How Mother’s Day Came Our Way

Throughout history, mothers and motherhood have enjoyed a place of honor. But an annual ritual of thanking Mom with feasts, festivals, and flowers? That's...

Discerning the Truth About Student Activism

Lane Murdock, a 15-year-old Connecticut girl, has organized a National School Walkout Day on April 20 to protest gun violence. Prompted to action by...

The Juul’s So Cool, Kids Smoke It In School

The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs. That’s their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily...

The Boy Scouts of America: Proudly Sponsored by the NRA

Like a “Shooting Sports” merit badge stitched to a Boy Scout’s sash, gun culture is part of the fabric of American childhood. While parenting...

Too Soon, Too Fast

Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls Edited by Melinda Tankard Reist Spinifex Press, 208 pp, April 2010   If you’ve wondered why it is so hard to...

Sorry, But Those Are the Rules

These are a few of the things that people have deemed more important than my kid: An art gallery A library’s quiet vibe The...

The March for Our Lives: From Sea to Shining Sea

This is part two of First Focus’ March for Our Lives series. Check out part one. History was made this past Saturday as millions marched...

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