Incarceration Impacts Multiple Generations: Families Affected By Prison

Today, urban communities across the nation continue to deal with the epidemic of children of color raised in fatherless homes. Many factors contribute to single-parent households but one factor, in particular, has had a damaging effect on families of color, Mass Incarceration, and parenting from prison! The focus of this article will explain why andContinue reading “Incarceration Impacts Multiple Generations: Families Affected By Prison”

Listen The AVOF Father 2 Father Conference Calls via YouTube

The topics discussed during this call by the fathers were: Note: 2 mothers joined our conference call What was you father like? (how did the relationship you have with your father, influence how you view parenthood) Investing in your children’s future (life insurance, banking/investments, college plan and more) Time vs Money (Whats more important toContinue reading “Listen The AVOF Father 2 Father Conference Calls via YouTube”

A Father Looking To Become A police officer….Killed by One

By Lindsey Bever and Alex Horton (via WashiongtonPost.com) November 14 at 3:07 PM Jemel Roberson had dreams of becoming a police officer. He was killed by one. The 26-year-old was working as an armed security guard Sunday when he tried to intervene during a shooting outside a Chicago-area bar. Officers arrived, and — officials laterContinue reading “A Father Looking To Become A police officer….Killed by One”

What Was Your Father Like Pt. 2

“What Was Your Father Like” Part II Over the years I’ve observed a lot of parents try to fill voids in their childhood by recreating with their children what they wish their parent’s had created with themselves. A lot of times parents attempt to help their children by giving them lots of material things, becauseContinue reading “What Was Your Father Like Pt. 2”

4 Reasons and Other Factors Why Dads Are Important (Too)!!!!!

Moms are nurtures and create the foundation, with love and care. They are also the backbone of the family. However, DADS are important too, and here is a few fun facts 1 – New fathers involvement and caring for their child in the first days of child’s life can have a positive long-term benefits 2 – HigherContinue reading “4 Reasons and Other Factors Why Dads Are Important (Too)!!!!!”

As A Father, What Are Your Immediate Needs?

Children are born into this world, they do not request to be here! We as parents make decisions that allow for children to enter into this world. It is our responsibility to constantly express love and acceptance to our children as their caretakers and guardians. It’s important that we show our children through our words,Continue reading “As A Father, What Are Your Immediate Needs?”

Who Is Derek Bernard?

I’m a 35 year man of god, married and father of an eight year old girl, and a son that’s due August 12, 2018. However, he can enter the world any day. When I was in my mother’s womb, she was in Rikers Island prison facility and my father was in another facility for theContinue reading “Who Is Derek Bernard?”

The Journey Begins

THANKS FOR JOINING US AND WELCOME TO A.V.O.F. NATION   MISSION STATEMENT A Village of Fathers “AVOF” is an organization/network focused on bringing together minority fathers in poverty-stricken communities. It is also a movement to celebrate and cultivate value in raising strong families and generating legacies through education and wealth. Our ultimate goal is to pull our communitiesContinue reading “The Journey Begins”