Many young fathers, particularly those of color, face challenges, including difficulties maintaining employment that pays family-sustaining wages while balancing parenting and educational goals. The stress and strain caused by these issues have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought economic hardship and uncertainty to many young people.
A Wednesday, August 12 webinar, hosted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Center for Urban Families, will discuss recommendations for advancing program strategies and policies to help young fathers thrive. These include connecting young fathers with educational and employment pathways that allow them to support their children and families.
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(Registration password: Two-gen)
During the one-hour session, speakers will present findings and lessons from an upcoming report based on interviews with youth-serving organizations that have developed promising practices for supporting young fathers. In addition, participants will spotlight a new project that aims to promote two-generation strategies to improve outcomes and reduce equity gaps for young fathers of color.
What: Supporting Young Fathers of Color: Lessons From the Field
When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET
Registration password: Two-gen
- Quanic Fullard, program associate, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (moderator)
- Joseph Jones, founder and CEO, Center for Urban Families
- Charles Daniels, founder and CEO, Fathers’ Uplift
- Sheldon Smith, founder and director, The Dovetail Project
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