Junior League Supporting YMCA’s Fatherhood InitiativeJanuary 2, 2010
RACINE/The Journal Times – The Racine Family YMCA will enhance its ability to target and serve teen fathers with the Nurturing Fathers curriculum and the other aspects of the YMCA’s Fatherhood Initiative with support from the Junior League of Racine.
“The Junior League has great foresight in choosing to support issues surrounding teen fathers as one of its focus areas,” said Ahmad Qawi, YMCA Community Development Program director. “If teen fathers understand the importance of their participation and how to participate with their children right from the beginning, they’re children will grow up more likely to succeed.”
This partnership of the Junior League and the YMCA will be a year- long effort to find, teach, support and encourage teen fathers through a variety of workshops and classes, as well as through recreational opportunities for themselves and for them to participate in with their kids.