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
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.
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.
"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