Yolanda Abel Talks About Engaging Fathers

July 28, 2017

Resources: Father Engagement Websites


National Fatherhood Initiative

National Fatherhood Initiative’s mission is to improve the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.


National Institute for Literacy

The National Institute for Literacy, a federal agency, provides leadership on literacy issues, including the improvement of reading instruction for children, youth, and adults.


This is the parents’ resources section of the MSDE website.


National Center for Fathering; signature program WATCH D.O.G.S. (Acronym stands for “Dads of Great Students.)”


A program of the National PTA; the acronym stands for “Men Organized to Raise Engagement.”


A national program that brings fathers and their children together to have breakfast once a month at school with the intention that once fathers come to school they will become more involved.


Real Men Cook® began in Chicago in 1989 as a way to change the perception of African American fathers by holding annual Father’s Day food sampling, entertainment and fund-raising family celebrations.


Head Start father engagement programming Birth to 5.


A coalition of individual fatherhood practitioners and community based organizations working to elevate and sustain the fatherhood field.


The Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being’s mission is to expand the knowledge base on the role of fathers (and father figures) in the lives of disadvantaged children and the processes by which nonresident fathers (and father figures) affect child development and family well-being.

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