How do we learn to parent? Many times, we learn as we go. So NewDay Services steps in as a support system!
Their mission is to rebuild children’s lives by helping their fathers gain the tools they need to redirect their lives. And they are starting a new program called The “Fatherhood Effect” Project.
This program is really three-fold and highly focused on prevention. They aim to find fathers before they enter the system, fathers who may lack the necessary tools to be a successful parent, and fathers who love their child/ children and want to become a better dad.
The heart behind this program is to improve the lives of children. When dads are involved, children are:
• 39% more likely to get A's in school • 45% less likely to repeat a grade • 60% less likely to be expelled from school • 75% less likely to have a teen birth • 80% less likely to spend time in jail
Dads, guardians and male caregivers are invited to join the class for free! The program consists of a weekly 2.5-hour class at Serve Denton and additional mentoring (starting the middle of June). The class will be a place of encouragement where men will share their experiences, learn skills, and learn the importance of being an involved dad.
Marc Thompson and David Taylor will be facilitating the class, and they invite you to contact them with any questions! You can contact Marc at (940)-500-0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org and David at (940)-500-0089 or email@example.com. You can also stop by to visit them at the Serve Denton office. They are there Monday through Friday ready to help!