Fathers Walk 2016 will be Thursday September 22, 2016 at public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout Cuyahoga County and in other Northeast Ohio counties. On this date, fathers will be encouraged to to take their kids to school and throughout the school year. Join other fathers, uncles, grandfathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, brothers and mentors as they support the education of children in their lives.
OPNFF invites fatherhood and family serving agencies across the state to join with their local school districts this year to join the movement to engage fathers in their child's education.
Click here to read about Cuyahoga County's successful Fathers Walk, co-sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative, Passages, the Healthy Fathering Collaborative and the Global Parenting Network.
The Ohio Fatherhood Center, a collaboration of Ohio University, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and OPNFF is continuing to offer Fatherhood Program Achievement Awards for qualifying father-serving programs in Ohio.
Awardees will receive a certificate for display in their agency office and be listed on the websites of all three sponsoring agencies. Click here to read about the first seven Achievement Award winners
Apply online. An application fee of $100 will support the Ohio Fatherhood Center.
The first Region V Fatherhood Collaboration call of 2016 will be Tuesday May 3rd The title for the call is "Just Beginning" and 'Baby Elmo": Working for Children with Incarcerated Parents - click here for details
You can now Search for Programs on our website. If your program is not on our database, please take our survey today to make sure your fatherhood program is listed in our database and help us learn more about the scope of fatherhood work in our state.
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"OPNFF is my lifeline for keeping up with everything important relating to fatherhood in Ohio."
-David Justus, Director of the Northcoast Fatherhood Initiative
"As with any rural community-based organization, communication is always an issue. OPNFF helps in relieving us of some of that burden through updates, resources and information."
-Tony Foreman, Executive Director of Families Forward