Fewer American children are growing up with fathers at home. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau and essays from Miami-Dade County Elementary School children reveal much about the increasing challenges facing our nation's youth, families, and neighborhoods.
"From the first moments of life, the bond forged between a father and a child is sacred. Whether patching scraped knees or helping with homework, dads bring joy, instill values, and introduce wonders into the lives of their children," begins President Barack Obama's Father's Day Proclamation. Read more along with essays from inner-city children on the meaning of Father's Day.