Fathers across the Milwaukee area are faced with many challenges. They will be offered tools they can use to become stronger fathers and cope with those challenges at the 8th Annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit.
The Fatherhood Summit will be held Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th at Destiny Youth Plaza at 7210 N. 76th Street in Milwaukee. The focus of the free two day event is “Changing Milwaukee Through Male Empowerment”. The Summit will offer access to information and resources that will help men become more effective fathers, creating stronger families and stronger communities.
During the Summit, men will be able to learn about the Affordable Healthcare Act which will start enrollment on October 1st. Workshops and informational sessions will explain to summit participants how the new system will work, who it will impact, and how residents can enroll in it.
The Fatherhood Summit will feature on both days a Health, Job and Resource Fair. This component will provide a variety of free health screenings, access to employers who are seeking to hire, and access to programs from areas that include housing, education, job training, public safety, and financial education.
The Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit is being organized by the City of Milwaukee and the office of Mayor Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative and the Social Development Commission. It is free and open to the public. Men interested are encouraged to pre-register by visiting the websites of the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative or SDC at www.cr-sdc.org or www.MilwaukeeFatherhood.com. Onsite registration will also be offered.