Milwaukee area men who are shining examples of fatherhood will be honored at the 6th Annual Fatherhood Summit. The Summit will be held Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at Destiny Youth Plaza at 7210 N. 76th Street.
The Super Star Fathers will be honored at a luncheon program on Saturday at noon where they will be presented with the Al Homes Outstanding Father Award. They will be singled out at the Fatherhood Summit for being involved, responsible and committed fathers.
Recipients include Mike Anderson, John Steinmiller, Andrew Schlesigner, LaTroy Hawkins, Rick Schlesigner, Akpan Blake, Dwight Gilbert, Parris Nash, Rodney Evans, Montez Smith, Jarvis McCoy, Ruben Hopkins, Anthony Higgins, Carol Sloan, and Monte Mabra. Special recognition will also be made for Fatherhood Summit supporters Levy Foods, ReDonna Rogers of the Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Jermaine Reed of Fresh Start Counseling Center, Johnnie and Debra Fields of Asentu Rites of Passage Institute, and Thomas Mitchell of the Milwaukee Community Journal.
The Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit is being organized by the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative (MFI) and the Social Development Commission (SDC) as a way to teach and encourage men to become better fathers, making stronger families and stronger communities. For more information on the Fatherhood Summit, visit the MFI website at www.milwaukeefatherhood.com or the SDC site at www.cr-sdc.org.