Every so often, I meet people who have a similar mission to mine: to strengthen families, strengthen children, and strengthen our communities. Typically, their mission statement is not an almost exact replica of mine! I met with Marc and his coworker David today and was so impressed, I asked them to do a guest blog. These guys are so good, I received this article 1 hour and a half later. WOW! They are really excited. Read this article and then at the end, find out about a time you can meet them and learn about their passion firsthand.
How do we learn to parent? Many times, we learn as we go. So NewDay Services steps in as a support system!
Their mission is to rebuild children’s lives by helping their fathers gain the tools they need to redirect their lives. And they are starting a new program called The “Fatherhood Effect”. This program is really three-fold and highly focused on prevention. They aim to find fathers before they enter the system, fathers who may lack the necessary tools to be a successful parent, and fathers who love their child/ children and want to become a better dad.
The heart behind this program is to improve the lives of children. When dads are involved,
- 39% more likely to get A’s in school
- 45% less likely to repeat a grade
- 60% less likely to be expelled from school
- 75% less likely to have a teen birth
- 80% less likely to spend time in jail
Dads, guardians and male caregivers are invited to join the class for free! The program consists of a weekly 2.5-hour class at Serve Denton and additional mentoring (starting the middle of June). The class will be a place of encouragement where men will share their experiences, learn skills, and learn the importance of being an involved dad.
Marc Thompson and David Taylor will be facilitating the class, and they invite you to contact them with any questions! You can contact Marc at (940)-500- 0055 or
[email protected] and David at (940)-500- 0089 or [email protected]
You can also stop by to visit them at the Serve Denton office. They are there Monday through Friday ready to help!