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July/August 2010Vol. 11, No. 6The President's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative

On June 21, President Obama announced his new Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. The initiative addresses father absence in America through partnerships with fatherhood and family-serving groups. The initiative has three steps:

  • Community forums held around the country and hosted by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Office of Public Engagement
  • E-newsletters with resources from leaders in the fatherhood and family fields
  • Organizational support designed to have a cultural impact on responsible fatherhood through such activities as local forums and community trainings

Read more about the Fatherhood and Mentoring initiative, and find information about joining, on the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse website:

Read about the President's national conversation on fatherhood and personal responsibility on the White House website: