The Bronx Fatherhood Program (BFP) is a highly impactful and innovative fathering initiative serving non-custodial fathers ages 14-21. This program engages these fathers in their children' s lives by helping them understand the importance of their role as a father and feel empowered to embrace fatherhood and the responsibilities that accompany it.
They offer a comprehensive 16-week course that addresses everything from newborn care and child development to parent-child relationship development and partner conflict resolution.These programs also offer career development, legal services, and financial education.
NY TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT PROGRAM:
The program aims to help each father to improve his parenting competency, to increase his engagement in his child's life, to improve communication with his co-parent, to implement positive parenting skills, and to contribute consistently to his child's well-being-- emotionally, financially, and materially.
BFP is sponsored and run by the Visiting Nurse Service of NY.
For more information about the program call 1-800-675-0391.
NYC Dads Group has started an Amazon registry that will help create a "graduation package" for graduating dads of the program. This is in association with http://www.babybuggy.org/
Additionally if you know someone who wants to donate on a corporate level, they could email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more, including a profile of two of the dads of the Bronx Fatherhood Project on the NYC DADs' web blog:
And here's a video about the Project: