I. Fatherlessness:
A. To state what I see as the biggest challenges young adults face today.
B. To explain to my audience how fatherless home contribute to challenges in young adults lives.
C. Fatherless homes contribute to every social depravity young adult’s face today.

II. Introduction
A. Poverty is a major problem that can affect young adults.
B. Children who grow up in fatherless homes are more likely to have lower expectation of educational achievement.
C. The crime rate of children raised in fatherless homes is higher than those raised in two parent homes.

III. Body of the Presentation
A. Poverty
1. Children in fatherless homes are five time more likely to live in poverty.
2. Children in single-mother households are four times to be poor, and twice as likely to be low-income.
B. Educational Achievement
1. Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school.
2. In studies involving over 25,000 children using nationally representative data sets, children who lived with only one parent had lower grade point averages, lower college aspirations, poor attendance records, and higher dropout rates than students who lived with both parents.
C. Crime
1. In a study using a national probability sample of 1,636 young men and women, it was found that older boys and girls from female headed households are more likely to commit criminal acts than their peers who lived with two parents.
2. A study in the state of Washington using statewide data found an increased likelihood that children born out-of-wedlock would become a juvenile offender.

IV. Conclusion

1. Fatherlessness is a serious issue that is affecting young adults today poverty, lack of educational achievement, and probability to commit crimes are some example I have shown to you today.