A publication of the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative                        May 26, 2017
Rubber City Harley Davidson
Partners With SCFI For Fund Raiser

Rubber City Harley Davidson has a rich history of supporting non-profit agencies in the community  They will be partnering with the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative for a fund raiser dinner event on Monday, on Monday, June 19, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, at their dealership on 1120 Main Street in Cuyahoga Falls.  All proceeds will be donated to SCFI to support its fatherhood programming and services, which help dads overcome the barriers that prevent them from having a connection with their children.  You are invited whether or not you "ride".  Purchase Tickets

Precious Cargo Program
For Expectant and New Dads

SCFI Partner Fame Fathers has developed and introduced its Precious Cargo program for expectant and new dads.  Using 4 segments – Understanding Mom, Understanding Baby, Safe Sleep Training, Boot Camp for New Dads – this program helps dads adjust to becoming a father to their new baby. 

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SCFI Unveils New Website
New look, more information, frequent updates.  Visit www.summitfathers.org
Upcoming Events
2nd Annual Father Friendly Community Event
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Lock 3


FREE Family event!  Free admission, free parking, free food for first 1,000 attendees. Free games, inflatables, and more!  Play corn-hole toss at the SCFI table.


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Father & Family 5K/1K

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 7:00 AM, Lock 3

A fitness event for the whole family.  Run or walk.  You can participate regardless of your fitness level.

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Did You Know?
More New Fatherhood Class Facilitators
In the last 12 months, SCFI has increased its number of trained, fatherhood class facilitators from 9 to 27. A 300% increase!

The Summit County faith community and social service agencies are invited to inquire about becoming collaborative partners in the delivery of fatherhood programming. Contact:  Bill Macchione    216.233.2370     william.macchione@jfs.ohio.gov

Father Talks is a publication of the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative. It focuses on fatherhood client stories, and other items related to fatherhood. SCFI is a collaborative, community initiative dedicated to helping men increase their fathering skills through programming, education and individualized services. SFCI was founded by three, prominent Summit County fatherhood service providers - Pastor Eugene Norris of Fame Fathers, Don Lykes of Fathers and Sons of Northeast Ohio, and Frank Williams of Man2Man. SCFI is supported by Akron Community Foundation, GAR Foundation, United Way of Summit County, and the County of Summit - Department of Job & Family Services. Comments or questions about this publication, or about SCFI’s programming and services, can be sent to   Bill Macchione, 216.233.2370   william.macchione@jfs.ohio.gov

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