Charlotte, NC - Communities In Schools' Project LIFT Team and the Safe Journey program (teen mothers) and UNC-Charlotte's College of Health and Human Services are co-hosting a "Mecklenburg County Fatherhood Summit" on Thursday, July 11 from 3:00-7:00 pm at the UNC-Charlotte Center City building, 320 E. 9th Street. The event is free and open to all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or any men serving in a father/guardian role.
Shantiqua Neely, Project LIFT Program Director with Communities In Schools, said that she and her staff on the Project LIFT team see a great void in family relationships where the fathers are absent or only minimally involved with their children. Neely said that the event's goal is to "challenge, educate, and uplift fathers to become more engaged, involved and committed to their children and families."
The event is free and dinner will be served, but event organizers do ask that participants register in advance and complete a brief survey. There will also be a drawing for a flat screen TV give-away. Visit www.dadsknow.info to register and take the survey. (Once you follow the link, click on "Fatherhood Summit," and then click "Click here to view the Flyer and register."
Mecklenburg County Fatherhood Summit
July 11, 2013
3:00 - 7:00 pm
UNC-Charlotte Center City
320 E. Ninth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Register at www.dadsknow.info
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Communities In Schools (CIS) surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. An affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, CIS of Charlotte-Mecklenburg serves over 6,500 students annually in 45 high-need Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools who are most at-risk for dropping out. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is helping build a stronger local community where every child is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential. www.cischarlotte.org