Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children. Research confirms that if a child's father is affectionate, supportive, and involved he contributes greatly to the child's healthy development, academic achievement, sense of self-worth, and other critical elements associated with positive life outcomes. Healthy fathers and families are essential to the overall health of our cities and neighborhoods.
Promoting The Father
The Fatherhood Initiative seeks to address the trauma that father absence has on children, families, and communities by increasing the number of engaged fathers and men. Through our efforts we raise awareness of challenges associated with father absence and mobilize people across sectors to address this pervasive issue. We, along with our many valued partners seek to increase and enhance bonded fathers, children, and families.
Through a collective impact model, the Fatherhood Initiative will educate fathers and communities on responsible fatherhood practices, healthy relationships, and economic stability among families. The Fatherhood Initiative impacts fathers and equips them to have nurturing, healthy relationships with their children and families.
Additionally, the Fatherhood Initiative seeks to increase the number of underrepresented men civically engaged across the city.
Lexington Leadership Foundation believes in city transformation and our Fatherhood Initiative seeks to impress the importance of promoting the father upon each sector of our community. As we improve the number of fathers and men engaged in the lives of their families and community at-large we will witness positive transformation in our cities.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY OFFERING ONLINE FATHERHOOD CLASSES.
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR AN UPCOMING ONLINE CLASS BEGINNING MONDAY, March 1st. A CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE ENROLLED IN THE CLASS. EMAIL JSLOAN@LEXLF.ORG WITH ANY QUESTIONS!
The Fatherhood Initiative primarily delivers education in responsible parenting and healthy relationship groups. Multiple 12 week groups are offered throughout the city in neighborhood-based sites and to fathers incarcerated in Fayette County and surrounding area Detention Center's.
If you are interested in signing up for a fatherhood class or volunteering to become a facilitator please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or