Local men complete Fatherhood training

Since April 1, 2013, 46 men — 36 fathers and 10 non-fathers — from the Jacksonville community participated in the Coalition’s Responsible Fatherhood Training.

Through a partnership with The Department of Revenue, Child Support Services — BREACH Project, 25 fathers received fatherhood training from the National Fatherhood Initiative’s evidence-based 24/7 Dad curriculum. Twenty-one of these fathers completed the 12-module, 24-hour training and received a Certificate and Letter of Completion from the Coalition and the Department of Revenue while being cheered-on and congratulated by invited family and friends.

Through a partnership with the Magnolia Project, 21 men volunteered and participated in Male Responsibility Training conducted at Magnolia. Ten of these men are not fathers and are going through job training with The Jacksonville Job Corps, while the remaining 11 are participants with Gateway Community Services. All of the men attended the required number and hours of training to receive a Certificate and Letter of Completion. As an added bonus for participating, the men got to select items from the community closet like two- and three-piece suits, dress shirts, T-Shirts, dress shoes, Hygiene items, head phones and other miscellaneous items.