DADS THAT READ TO THEIR CHILDREN DEVELOP CLOSER RELATIONSHIPS
According to a study entitled ‘Why Fathers Matter To Their Children’s Literacy’ by the National Literacy Trust, time-pressured dads reported reading as a major way to develop a unique relationship with their children.
Little Free Library Essay Winners
Real Dads Read and Little Free Libraries Partner to bring
50 Libraries to Atlanta Public Schools
Fathers Incorporated is teaming up with Little Free Libraries® (LFL) to assist its Real Dads Read® (RDR) program in continuing its mission to impact literacy through a deeper level of father engagement activities in Atlanta. Currently Real Dads Read has 51 libraries in barbershops throughout metro Atlanta. “This partnership is a perfect opportunity to help us increase access to books for low-income children and increase the engagement of fathers in education,” says Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated. “The libraries serve as an engagement tool to gain access to dads in common spaces like schools and barbershops,” continue Braswell.
As a result of winning the Real Dads Read Black History Month Essay contest, six (6) Atlanta Public Elementary Schools will receive a Little Free Library to increase access to books and initiate the formation of a Real Dads Read Clubs within the schools.
Real Dads Read Donates Three Little Free Libraries in Dekalb County, GA
Real Dads Read held a ribbon cutting in conjunction with its Million Father March event in Atlanta. Three Little Free Libraries were donated to Snapfinger, Columbus and Toney Elementary Schools in Decatur. The libraries are part of Real Dads Read effort to increase the involvement of dads in the lives of their children's academic path, to provide a greater access to books for surrounding neighborhoods and to increase a love of reading and learning in partnership with area schools. More libraries will be added in 2018 in partnership with Little Free Libraries.
Real Dads Read Libraries in 51 Atlanta Barbershops
We currently have 51 Barbershop partners across the region of Atlanta, including 9 in Columbus, GA. We are continuing to access additional barbershops to become RDR locations. If you are interested in becoming a Real Dads Read location in the city of Atlanta, visit our website at call us at 770.804.9800
Real Dads Read Expands with $10,000 Grant
Fathers Incorporated was awarded $10,000 to expand and strengthen its Real Dads Read program in Atlanta, GA. The grant issued by the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta's Literacy For All Fund will support the implementation of programs, projects or efforts that approach literacy from a multi generational perspective.
Daddy Is Feeling Blue
"Daddy Is Feeling Blue" continues to stimulate critical and complicated conversations between parents and their young children. Brandon (father) has a minor heart attack and it creates a situation for the family to learn the importance of encouraging Brandon to pay attention to his health for the sake of himself and family.
Daddy's Family Tree
The story begins when Brandon receives an unexpectant call from his mother that his estranged father has died. He now finds himself having to reconcile his own feelings. In addition he has to talk to his family about a man he has never known.
COMING NOV 2017