This community-based support group focused on family and life-skills has had a positive intergenerational impact on Ricky Glass and his grandson.
Ricky Glass is a regular participant in Project Fatherhood. He appreciates the program’s support in helping him develop tools for raising his grandson Camron, a new generation resident of Watts, South Los Angeles.
“What I’ve particularly enjoyed about the Project Fatherhood meetings is the learning experience: you get to just listen to other people and their problems, relate them to yours…” The group creates a sense of community too, facilitating food giveaways, family events like the Father’s Day Walk, and even a LowRider Car club. The single most important takeaway for Ricky has been the value of communication. “Listening and learning to express yourself is incredibly valuable.” Camron, his grandson concurs, noting the change in the way he and his grandfather communicate.
Project Fatherhood is a BHI Los Angeles Partner initiative developed to give chiefly underserved, urban, culturally diverse fathers an opportunity to connect with their children and play a meaningful role in their lives. By providing comprehensive parenting skills to its members, using an innovative support group model, Project Fatherhood effectively addresses the problem of absentee fathers, a major social issue affecting the healthy development of BHI youth.