Urban Colors
Arts and Mentoring
Promoting Fatherhood Engagement in Urban Communities Nation Wide!

Are you your Childs Go to Guy?

CALLING ALL FATHERS, FATHER FIGURES, UNCLES, GRANDFATHERS, AND MENTORS!  who are disturbed by the state of responsible fatherhood, the foundation family of our families and the environment that future generations are certain to inherit. Take a deeper look!

THE IMPACT OF FATHERLESS
16,000,000 – US kids are in families with incomes below the federal poverty level.

Over 60% of youth suicides occur in fatherless homes.

43% of U.S. children live in fatherless homes.

Fatherless boys and girls are twice as likely to drop out of high school.

Fatherless boys and girls are twice as likely to end up in jail.

71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.

Urban Colors its all about engaging and promoting deeper family connections”...Dwayne Meeks; Executive Director

 

 

 

 

Mission
Urban Colors Arts and Mentoring (UCAM) prepares fathers and families to meet lifes challenges through mentoring and planning while building on existing strengths, developing new beliefs leading to risk reduction and positive outcomes.
 

Vision:
Our vision is to become a leading world-class family advocacy organization that serves communtiesl with heartfelt love and services by encouraging, inspiring and equipping fathers withthe hands on tools they require to build a solid foundation of support for their families even through difficult times. We want to see families reach their full potential and exceed their own expectations for healthy relations while breaking down generational cycles of hopelessness and disparity.

Objectives:

  • Instruct and awaken all Americans, particularly fathers, through open mindfulness crusades, evaluation, and different assets.
  • Prepare fathers & create pioneers of national, state, and group initiatives
  • Summon the interest of each division of society through vital coalitions and organizations






Urban Colors Director/ CO-Founder Dwayne Meeks, and Author of The book “Pieces Never Missing" How to Engage Fathers as Stakeholders in the Children’s Academic Achievement...A Smart Investment!, In his book Meeks discusses fatherhhod engagement styles that value building healthy communications and rapport in a 21st Century Education System, Powerful stories of transformation of fathers who struggled through staying connected to their children, Outside the box thinking that personalizes and questions the WHY? in engagement to service providers, parents and any other vested stakeholder in a childs life. Just imagine . . .

If you are a are a fatherhood practitoner, work in social services, family law, the juvenille court system, education system, mentoring, faith based organization or have a concern for the well being of children, then this book is for you. I encourage you to make a gift today to help make a difference for each and every child and family in your community
Your gift might buy the book that excites a struggling father and helps turn him realizes the impact of his involvement with his child and begins serving in a way that creates a healthy legacy for his family to follow.

Book release scheduled for April 2015 Available for purchase on Amazon.com, Amazon kindle, and Barnes and Noble It’s a smart investment!
" CHANGE BEGINS WITH CHOICE!
 
 


"Where is your father?"
Urban Colors has partnered with "Faces of Our Fathers" Film Festival to become the Mid-West Host Affiliate of this nationally recognized event.  
The Faces of Our Fathers Film Festival is an innovative, non-competitive film event that highlights films about fathers and fatherhood. The Faces of Our Fathers was founded in by social entrepreneur Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter. For more information go to www.thefacesofourfathersfilmfestival.com 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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