Monday, March 21, 2011

NYC Dads help out Bronx Fatherhood Program

My pals and fellow dads at the NYC Dads meetup group are doing something pretty darned wonderful-- helping out less privileged dads become better dads.

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.

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

Additionally if you know someone who wants to donate on a corporate level, they could email

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:

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