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    • Life without Fathers
    • Definition
      • A single parent (also lone parent and sole parent ) is a parent who cares for one or more children without the assistance of another parent in the home.
    • Causes for single parenthood
      • Divorce
      • Death
      • Adoption
      • Never Married
    • My Life
      • “ Sweet 16”
      • Raised by Grandmother while my mom went on to finish high school and college.
      • First child to go on to college after my mom.
    • Struggles of Single Life
      • No Job= NO INCOME!!!
      • Bills, Bills, Bills!!!
      • Hungry Nights
      • Chef Justin!
    • Senior Year
      • Class ring -$800
      • Senior Pictures -$547
      • Homecoming -$150.00
      • Yearbook -$50.00
      • Cap and Gown and Graduation Announcements- $300.00
      • Grad Night -$200.00
      • PROM!!-$250.00
      • GRADUATION!!!- PRICELESS!
    • YEAR FILLED WITH EXPENSISES!
    • GRADUATION!
    • Who Paid??
    • College! Go Bulls!
      • Tuition and fees- $17,670
      • Food – Oh gosh!
      • Clothes
      • Toiletries
      • Laptop
      • Printer
      • Sheets, Comforter Set, etc.
    • Who paid for that??
    • What would Bob Say?
    • Is it an Injustice?
      • Financial weight on one parent.
      • No bonding time
      • Am I Safe? Are others safe?
      • Mom has to play both roles
      • No one to look up to
      • Loneliness
      • Support
    • IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE, IT’S SUPERWOMAN!
    • Stats
      • According to the U.S. Census Bureau in August, 2007, there are approximately 13.6 million single parents in the United States today.
      • Of those parents are responsible for raising 21.2 million children (approximately 26% of children under 21 in the U.S. today).
      • Approximately 84% of custodial parents are mothers.
      • 16% of custodial parents are fathers.
    • More stats
      • 79% of custodial single mothers are gainfully employed .
      • 50% work full time, year round.
      • 29% work part-time or part-year.
      • 7.7% of custodial single mothers and their children live in poverty.
      • 56% of custodial mothers are raising one child from the absent parent.
      • 44% have two or more children living with them.
    • MY 5 PLANS OF ACTION
      • Become a mentor.
      • Cooking lessons- Mom’s appreciate it. Girls love it!
      • Support System
      • Keep kids off of the streets !
      • Babysitting services
    • Which one did I do?
      • Became a mentor to high school students.
      • Provided guidance in matters that parents may not know.
      • A resource.
      • YOU SHOULD BECOME ONE TOO!!!
    • What do you think?
      • QUESTIONS???
      • COMMENTS??
      • CONCERNS??