Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Project FACT 24/7 Dad Talks Program calls all fathers/father figures to join the fatherhood movement and help change our community “one dad at a time”. The 24/7 Dad Talk Series is a four-week program that focuses on building self-awareness, self-caring, parenting, fathering, and relationship skills through a two-hour weekly group session.
“I believe the 24/7 Dad Talk series is vital to the growth and development of Dads no matter what stage of fatherhood they are in. There aren’t many places that Dads can gather and openly share their experiences as fathers as they strengthen one another,” stated Christian Newsome, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Fatherhood Educator. “Through guided discussions about topics related to fatherhood, Dads are given practical tools and information that empowers them to become more engaged or to continue to be actively engaged in the lives of their children. I am not just speaking as a Fatherhood Educator, but as someone who participated in the program and benefited from the program as a father first.”
Project FACT’s mission is to empower fathers and father figures become more engaged in their children’s lives. A strong and present father figure is crucial in a child’s development. Children look to their fathers for a feeling of security, both emotionally and physically. High levels of father involvement are correlated with higher levels of sociability, confidence, and self-control in children. Children with involved fathers are less likely to act out in school or engage in risky behaviors in adolescence.
“24/7 Dad gives fathers a chance to look at themselves and determine if they are as engaged as they can be. When you are in a room full of men who are also fathers, the different experiences we encounter bring an illuminated perspective, and this gives way to self-reflection. Dads leave this program ready to tackle more of the world but, most importantly, to experience the joys of fatherhood with a renewed mind,” said Ernest Mitchell, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Fatherhood Educator.
For more information please contact Robert Dillingham at (561) 301-2377 or RDillingham@bgcpbc.org.
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