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- We installed our 80th Real Dads Read Literacy Center at M. Agnes Jones Elementary on the Westside of Atlanta.
- The comprehensive evaluation is in the analysis stage and Georgia State University sees to complete report in June 2019.
- Fathers Incorporated in partnership with the Center for Black Woman’s Wellness won a grant to provided responsible fatherhood and early childhood development training to 500 fathers in 5 years.
The grant is provided by The Health Resources and Services Administration and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Million Fathers March
In September we host our national initiative, Million Father March. Schools in 91 Cities in 28 States across the nation engaged in fatherhood engagement and Real Dads Read activities. In Atlanta our partners included both Atlanta and the Dekalb Public School District.
The program is an opportunity to show commitment to the educational lives of your children throughout the school year by escorting children to school on this day.
Real Dads Read
In March of 2018 our Real Dads Read Program had 51 Literacy Centers throughout Metro Atlanta. To date we now have 75 and have distributed over 5000 Books.
In July we were funded by the Center for Research Policy to begin a comprehensive evaluation of Real Dads Read by Georgia State University.
Research suggests that presence of father figure directly impacts the lives of their children. Children who spend quality time with their fathers are:
more likely to have positive social behavior72%
more likely to enter college66%
less likely to be incarcerated80%
more likely to have successful relationships75%
Community and Family Focus
Research shows that children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, and exhibit positive social behaviors compared to children with uninvolved fathers. In addition, committed, responsible fathering during childhood has been shown to contribute to children’s math and verbal skills, curiosity, and emotional security.
Fathers Incorporated works actively and diligently to involve fathers in the lives of their children through a variety of programs, activities, training, technical assistance, and cause marketing media campaigns.