Fathering Skills

What it is

Our Fathering Skills Initiative

The fathering skills initiative takes fathers on a transformative journey that increases the quality of each father’s interactions with his children and loved ones. this is while also providing economic growth and family empowerment opportunities.

Using a unique approach of social interventions combined with parenting skills, CYEP is able to harness every father’s potential and unlock the inner strength needed to not only compete but succeed in today’s society.

By enrolling in the fathering skills training, participants have a medium to enhance productivity, for themselves, their families, and their communities.



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Fathering Skills

How it works.

National Partnership of Community Leadership Curriculum

FREE 12-Week Fathering Skills Training Programs to all participants includes the following:

  • 12 weeks of classroom learning
  • Monthly Activities with Children Access to City Resources
  • Food and snacks provided
Fathering Skills

What you learn.

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Classes during the fathering skills training will teach you:
  • Self awareness (trauma and resiliency)
  • Personal development
  • Life skills
  • Wellness
  • How to develop healthy relationships with your kids
  • Relationship skills
  • Co-Parenting

Fathering Skills Registration

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The fathering skills initiative begins with recruiting eligible males (over the age of 18) through a referral system powered by a credible network of partners:

  • Government Agencies
  • Community-based Providers
  • Faith-based Organizations

Once an eligible participant is identified, CYEP takes the participant through a program intake meeting led by an experienced facilitator to ensure interest and understanding of the knowledge and skills to be gained in this fathering skills training. Scan QR code to enroll or click below to enroll now for our workforce development training program.

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Fathering Skills

Fathering Skills Workshops

Virtual Classes

The Fathering Skills workshops will be held through virtual classes until further notice. CYEP is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. Please contact CYEP for participation accommodations.

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    Our Partners

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    3. Job Application Process
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