The Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida's mission is to facilitate the involvement of fathers in children's lives and to eliminate the barriers preventing fathers engagement. We stress the inclusion of father strengthening programs in organizations as essential to building healthy families and securing the well-being of chiildren. We seek funding for our Paternal Health Care & Education work, Birth of the Father and Magic of the Brain classes which stresses fathers importance as children's first educator and advocate. We need books for our Fatherhood Reading Squad program and funding to increase our Train the Trainer Fatherhood Reading Squad Mentoring program to deliver to Head Start Centers and MDCPS. The Fatherhood Task Force would like to increase its Fatherhood Facilitation Support Grroups to identify new leaders in the field who can assist other fathers with their life skills and parenting relationships.
Fathers participating in Fatherhood Reading Squad program
Fatherhood Task Force mission is to provide programs, workshops and conferences engaging fathers to become advocates and educators for their children. We work with Universities and schools to provide programming and partner with legislators to identify resolutions and bills which will increase father involvement in families.
One of our goals of the Fatherhood Task Force is to find funding for Paternal Health Care & Education for expectant and new fathers so that fathers receive services to be prepared emotionally and physically to become fathers.
Fatherhood Reading Squad & Mentoring Program
Fathers and father figures are trained to be effective leaders for new readers during which time they learn how to engage children in learning, how to help with comprehension and encourage participation and empathy
Fathers in Education Day & Fathers in Action & Advocacy Programs
Fathers in Education Day Initiative involves MDCPS schools reaching out to fathers and father figures to read, tell stories or share interests with children to increase the involvement of fathers in the academic and social lives of children while role modeling positive male interaction with children. Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week invites schools and community organizations to provide workshops on parenting, advocacy, legislation and safety to encourage neighborhood advocacy and family strengthening.
Paternal Health Care & Education Summit & Workshops
Focused on youth, expectant and new and seasoned fathers this Summit and related workshops focus on providing information on health care including physical and mental health preparation for parenthood and education that will prepare men for fatherhood and help them adapt to their new role in their family and in the community.
South Florida Workforce Investment
Marilyn Blumberg, Esq
Private Law Practice
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.