REAL Dad Workshop Helps Middle School and High School Students – The Waynedale News
On Saturday, December 11, 10 a.m. to noon, Fort Wayne UNITED partnered with Fort Wayne Community Schools to present the Fort Wayne UNITED REAL Dad workshop for the second time at the FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center, 230 East Douglas Avenue.
Fathers, or father figures, who have a student who is currently attending FWCS college or high school have been invited to participate. Greggory Smith-Causey, Program Director for Fort Wayne UNITED, facilitated the workshop and provided participants with resources to help them better support their students.
REAL is an acronym for Relational, Engaged, Attentive, Loving Dad, and the workshop was an opportunity for men from different backgrounds to explore vital and relevant topics related to the life of a father, including conversations , powerful and engaging connection activities and opportunities. with the FWCS fathers.
The goal of the REAL Dad workshops / forums is to create a community of strong fathers in Fort Wayne who will support each other in the often difficult task of raising strong and responsible children.
Fort Wayne UNITED is a Mayor’s initiative that brings together two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper, under one roof. It is designed to answer the call to improve opportunities, advance youth advocacy, and help create a safer city for everyone, but especially black men and boys. By bringing together a group of passionate and committed leaders, the initiative will educate, inform and engage the community in an effort to effect positive change, one neighborhood at a time.
The vision of Fort Wayne UNITED is that every black man in Fort Wayne is respected and valued with the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. The mission is to advocate and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure fairness and opportunity for Black fathers, brothers and sons at home, at work, at school and in the community through to collaborative efforts.