Mentoring, encouragement and guidance are integral to our success. You can’t go to the store and buy them, someone has to give these gifts and care enough to do so. Mr. Obama personally knows the importance of a father figure in children’s lives and the consequences of a lack there of. It is obvious this was a deeply personal moment in his presidency. Though, this the 5th year of his term , and the need is eminence, better late than never, Mr. President. One point he made was that the young men of color would be held accountable to do their part in making good choices. All Americans can agree and wish these and all young men, a productive and successful life!