Aimed at giving Milwaukee fathers the tools they need and providing some dads with a much-needed second chance, the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative Summit kicks off this weekend with resource fairs, informational sessions
and much more.
The theme of this year’s eighth annual Fatherhood Summit is “Changing Milwaukee through Male Empowerment.” The event will be held this Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Destiny Youth Plaza, 7210 N. 76th St. Conference admission is free and includes all workshops, resource materials, parking and a light breakfast and lunch.
“A community with strong, responsible fathers in it is a strong community,” said Alderman José G Pérez, a speaker, guest and participant at the summit. “By providing dads with the information and resources they need to be good role models for their kids, we are empowering them to transform the next generation of Milwaukee citizens.”
One focus area of this year’s summit will be the federal Affordable Care Act that came online this week. Summit workshops and informational sessions will explain to participants how the new system works, what their options are and how they can enroll.
The summit will also feature a Health, Job and Resource Fair. Participants will have access to a variety of free health screenings, employers who are seeking to hire, and housing, education, job training, personaldevelopment and financial education programs and services.
To pre-register or learn more, visit cr-sdc.org or MilwaukeeFatherhood.com. Onsite registration will also be offered.