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Boyz to Men Fatherhood Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $424,815)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition will implement The Boyz to Men Fatherhood Project (BTMFP) pilot program to provide pre-adolescents, adolescents, and young adult fathers with the tools necessary to succeed in life and develop into responsible young adults and fathers. The primary goal and outcome of BTMFP is to foster positive camaraderie, good citizenship, personal responsibility, and voluntary compliance with court and probation rules and regulations. The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition will provide services to the following populations: 1) pre-adolescent fathers ranging in ages from 11 to 14; 2) adolescent fathers ranging in ages from 15 to 17; 3) young adult fathers ranging in age from 18 to 22 years of age; and 4) youths identified by the Philadelphia Family Court as at-risk of becoming violent offenders and/or who have been adjudicated delinquent. The participants will receive intensive case management, counseling, mentoring, tutoring, and specialized trainings designed to address, motivate, challenge, and redirect the aggressive tendencies of these youth.


Date Created: September 17, 2008