Fathers 4 Progress is under the auspices of Sharon Baptist Head Start an organization of trained teachers, clinicians, staff, and volunteers. We are dedicated to providing a variety of services to the community. As a visible and active establishment within the community, Fathers 4 Progress has developed expertise in assisting men with issues significant to the healthy and holistic development of their children as well as themselves.
Fathers 4 progress is a vitally significant and timely response to the profound, disparaging crisis faced by men of varying ages, as well as the communities from which they reside. It is not intended as a panacea for life’s problems with family breakdown, unhealthy relationships, drugs, violence and responsible co-parenting issues. Yet, it is our hope that our efforts will enlist and empower our participants to play more of a participatory role in being a better father, role model and mentor, as well as, in the mobilization and change of his community and views about fatherhood and self.
Growing up without a father!
Brace yourself for these figures*
Children who grow up without a father are: 32 times more likely to run away - 5 times more likely to commit suicide - 9 times more likely to drop out of school - 25 times more likely to become a teen parent - 37 times more likely to abuse drugs - Twice as likely to live in poverty - Twice as likely to commit a crime
*Statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services