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A Few Words About Us

"Our children are the future. They must be nurtured, loved and respected. The responsibility is ours."

Our mission is simple. YFCF provides young fathers under the age of 24 years old, with supportive, community-based resources to assist them to actively participate in the lives of their children and families in order to strengthen their communities. In particular, our goal is to reach those young fathers who are ignored, isolated and have no relible support system.

Fatherhood is a blessing that matters.

We have put together 5 very focused programs that provide these young fathers with the tools and resources they need to grow into responsible individuals.

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Our Principals

Haki Nkrumah - Founder/President

Haki Nkrumah

Founder/President

Founded in October 2006 in Orlando, Florida by Founder/President Haki Nkrumah, Young Fathers of Central Florida is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization serving young fathers throughout central Florida. Recognizing and understanding the desperate need for a responsible fatherhood initiative in the state of Florida, Mr. Nkrumah began his mission with the organization.

Mr. Haki Nkrumah was born in Upstate New York and attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, obtaining a B.A. in Urban Studies/ Psychology. After graduation, he entered the United States Military (Army), serving 3 honorable years. Eighteen months of that time was served abroad in Korea and Japan, receiving various medals and achievements. He completed his M.A. course work in Human Services from Murray State University.

He presently serves as:
  • Founder/ President, Young Fathers of Central Florida, Inc.
  • Founder/ CEO, Umoja Consulting Group, LLC
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Ninth Circuit Court

He is also the author of the following books:
  • YOUNG FATHERS The Forgotten
  • TEEN FATHERS The Struggles and Joys of Fatherhood


Ruben Grant - Assistant Director for Bus Scheduling and Operations at Mears Transportation

Ruben Grant

Board Chairman
Assistant Director for Bus Scheduling and Operations at Mears Transportation

"It has been an honor and privilege to work with YFCF. As a Young father myself I know firsthand the difficulty in raising a child at a young age and without proper support and guidance I would have been lost. Being a Father has been one of the greatest joys of my life and I want to make sure others can experience this joy. It is now my responsibility to make sure support is there for the next generation of young fathers.

The first time I heard about the program in 2007 I knew I had to find a way to help and I have been involved ever since. My wish is to make YFCF so successful in healing and helping families that it eventually becomes unnecessary. Until that time I will be striving to reach that goal."



Testimonials

"Parenting is not a subject that was taught to me growing up and now that I am still growing up, it's even harder to find support and just basic information to get through these tough years. YFCF provides me with the ongoing support and resources to give me a fighting start so that I can make sure I give my son the chance he deserves."

J. Michaels - Participating Father

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