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Monday, October 27, 2008

Fathering Resources for your clients

Saw this in the Sunday Trib. regarding Goodwill's YES! Father's Project. Here's an overview from the Website:

Goodwill is helping young fathers, aged 18 to 21, take responsibility for themselves, their children, their family and community with the YES! Fathers Project. The project has the endorsement of Stedman Graham, a well-known author, speaker and marketing executive, who often focuses on issues of diversity, urban youth and ethical behavior.

The young men participate in educational and leadership development components. Emphasis is placed on education and employment. Staff help participants earn their high school diplomas or GED, if necessary. The young fathers participate in community work experience, internships, job shadowing opportunities and are linked to adult mentors who provide guidance and stability.

Eligibility:
  • Young fathers, aged 18 to 21
  • Identified as being low-income
  • Residents of public housing
  • Resident of the City of Chicago
I don't know about you but when I'm over at 32 W. Randolph it feels like I'm at the epicenter of family breakdown and if there's anything I could do to fight this societal scourge I'll do it. Selfishly, I don't know why there aren't more domestic relations referral program appointments over there to help everyone out...it doesn't have to be pro se chaos over there.

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