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our programs

Young Fathers of Central Florida provides you with the most comprehensive programs that will give you the tools you need to become a successful father.
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    Teen Fatherhood Academy

    Teen Fatherhood Academy is a six month training and development program designed for teen fathers who have the desire to develop as young men and fathers.

    Participants will be selected by a committee of two YFCF staff and one outside agency member. The selection process will include an application review, two referrals and one individual interview.

    Upon completion of the program, there will be a graduation ceremony recognizing each fathers participation. Each participant will be encouraged to become an active Alumni Association member. Alumni members are expected to serve as peer mentors for future Academy participants.

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    Parent Training & Development

    We agree with the saying “ Parenting...is the hard- est job you will ever Love”. Since there are no parenting manuals or perfect way to raise a child, parent training gives parents the opportunity to learn from other parents and professional various parenting techniques that have proven successful.

    We provide bi-weekly parent training workshops. A few topics includes, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS, Disciplining, Child proofing your home, and Healthy & Affordable Activities. All workshops are by appointment only.

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    Dad to Dad Mentoring

    Young people who have a mentor relate better, achieve more and have greater self-esteem. Studies show that young people, who have a volunteer mentor, stay out of trouble. A supervised one-on- one relationship is one of the most effective ways to help a young person in need. A disproportionate number of young fathers were raised without their own fathers and grew up without positive male role models. Our mentoring program matches a young father with a caring adult father, who will take time to provide direction and guidance.

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    Fathers Support Group

    Often, young fathers are frightened, nervous, or unsure of their fatherly responsibilities. In many cases, they have never taken a parenting class or had a father actively participating in their lives. Fathers support groups gives them the opportunity to interact and bond with other fathers, of all ages and backgrounds and with different experiences. Groups are held once each month, in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties.

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    Gents To GentlEmen

    A six month, six module, character development program, designed for young boys between the ages of 10-13 years.

    This program covers modules and activities in the areas of character development and etiquette. Modules are as follows : Character Development, Mentorship, Education Planning, Ediquette & Personal Grooming, Public Speaking/Social Networking and Healthy Living. Activities includes Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Science Center and Dwight Howard Basketball Camp.

get involved! become a mentor!

Why should someone become a mentor?

Not only will they have fun doing a good deed, they will also benefit by making a difference in the lives of young men and their families.

How much time must a mentor commit?

One hour a week, four hours a month for a minimum of one year. You'd be surprised how much of a difference this minimum commitment of time can make.

What are the requirements needed to be a mentor?

Mentors must be a male who is at least 21 years of age, participate in an interview and screening process, undergo a required criminal background check and attend training workshops.

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