Father’s Day is coming up and this holiday reminds me of how lucky I am.  My dad has always been a huge part of my life.

He has always been very supportive of whatever makes me happy.   It also helps that I am his only daughter and youngest of two kids!

Next week, I will blog about my father more, because he is an amazing man and deserves all the recognition I can give him!

Until then, watch this weekend’s Street Beat on CW50.

Without strong male leadership in their lives, children are more likely to end up incarcerated, abuse drugs and alcohol, and their chances of graduating high school are significantly decreased.

This week, we find out about four organizations helping men become better fathers or providing mentors for those children who have need a strong male role model.

First, Joseph Farley tells us about the special programs offered by Friends of the Fathers.  www.friendsofthefathers.org

Then Community Correspondent Antonio Guevara learns about a program aimed at high school teens needing guidance sponsored by the organization 100 Black Men from its President Anton Chastang and Bill Toples, the Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee.  www.100blackmendetroit.org

Next Guevara gets the details on a Big Brothers Big Sisters program for children with incarcerated parents from Ken Coleman.  www.bbbsdetroit.org

And we learn about the Head Start Fatherhood Initiative from Larry Charleston III and Community Correspondent Stephanie McClung offers a suggestion for being a better parent.  www.matrixhumanservices.org

Watch Street Beat this Sunday at 11:30 am on CW50.

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