24/7 Dad® Program
At a time when 1 in 3 children live in father-absent homes, REACHUP, Inc., funded by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, is delighted to help dads in our community (zip codes 33602, 33603, 33605, 33607 and 33610) have healthy relationships with their children, whether they live in or outside the home, using the 24/7 Dad® Program.
The 24/7 Dad® Program, created by The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), is a comprehensive fatherhood program with innovative tools, strategies, and exercises for fathers of all races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds!
Developed by fathering and parenting experts, the 24/7 Dad® Program focuses on the characteristics men need to be involved fathers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This community-based program helps men develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills they need to get — and stay — involved with their children. 24/7 Dad® focuses on key fathering characteristics, like communication, working with mom and co-parenting, discipline and work/family balance, and helps men evaluate their own parenting skills, as well as their fathering role models
The AFC affirms and encourages men to continue in their willingness and commitment to make a difference in their child’s life. Additionally, the Conference acknowledges and supports the fathers who have displaced their roles as fathers, mentoring and strengthening them until they know their value and become good fathers.
Over the past six years, the uniqueness of the AFC and its focus on reversing the negative perspective of fatherhood have been applauded and celebrated by participants. The AFC brings local, regional and national speakers to make presentations and lead conference participants in engaging discussions, workshops and fun activities. Because sports are important to most men, the conference uses a sports theme as the backdrop with the attendees wearing their favorite sports attire.
The AFC message is targeted to fathers, staff providing services to fathers and their families, researchers, policymakers and advocates as well as anyone interested in learning more about and supporting the positive results of fathering.
For more information, contact Dr. Deborah Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org (813) 712-6302.
Vision: To see men made whole through healthy mentor relationship with other men.
Mission: To bring men together representing three generations to share common challenges and opportunities for the development of strategies that lead to positive personal growth and change.
Model: Through mentoring we bring men together to see each other grow through relationship development.
We meet once a month, alternating between a skills training and a group activity. Call for a schedule of activities.