"Most of you see a barbershop, but I see an opportunity…I can remember going to the barbershop with my dad as a kid. We went to Mr. Mike’s barbershop every other Saturday, and, like clockwork, the same group of men would be there every time we went, either waiting on their favorite barber or just soaking up the atmosphere…I remember the range of the conversations was immense. The men would talk about politics and sports and music and world... Continue Reading
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Do you need publicity or foot traffic for your fatherhood program, barbershop, or other community organization that serves families and dads? There’s a great opportunity coming up for you.
All year long, community organizations, program providers, and local businesses have been benefiting from supporting the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse’s Fatherhood Buzz outreach program. Here are a few major ways programs and local... Continue Reading
The simplest tasks in life, many times, have the power to connect us with others and affect us the most. For example, finding more healthy affordable food options on a simple trip to the local grocery store can change your family’s diet for years to come.
If you’re a Dad, one of those simple yet powerful tasks is the trip to the barbershop. Whether you call it “getting your ears trimmed” or “getting a line up,” the simple experience of... Continue Reading
Fathers affect every community, no matter what the zip code is. Find out why Fathers matter by checking out this great video from our friends at HUD who are celebrating fathers this Father’s Day.
If you’d like to host an event to celebrate dads in your community, you can sign up to be a part of this year’s Fatherhood Buzz effort. It’s open to community centers, barbershops, and other organizations that support fatherhood. We look... Continue Reading
Fatherhood Buzz February 2014 Healthy Relationships took place at barbershops and community partners across the country on Saturday, February 20, 2014. Squirt & Louis’ Perfect Cut in Dothan, AL was featured in this WTVY News 4 feature highlighting the event. Learn about the initiative and see the Buzz in action. Featured topics of discussion includes some of the tips from the Fatherhood Buzz February 2014 Healthy Relationships Tip Card,... Continue Reading
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new health insurance opportunities to millions of Americans. Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) grantees can play a vital role in helping participants and their family members learn how to enroll and get insured to improve their health and well-being. This is a great opportunity for fathers and young men of color who are disproportionately uninsured.
Many HMRF participants and... Continue Reading
Did you know that: (1)men visit their doctor less often than women? men get tested for fewer illnesses than women? men visit their dentist less frequently than women? even though men have a better chance of being diagnosed with cancer than women, they are still less likely to go to the doctor and receive a lifesaving early diagnosis than their female counterparts? Some reports even suggest that at least 40 percent of men in their 40s... Continue Reading
Barbershops in Dothan, Alabama have been buzzing with the news--stronger fathers build stronger communities. Spearheaded by Kris Doss with Healthy You, Inc., this Fall's Fatherhood Buzz brought four local barbershops together to facilitate a conversation between local dads on why staying healthy is so important. Over 175 people came into the four shops during the two-day event to talk and learn about the importance of fatherhood.
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Many people in North Carolina’s Raleigh/Durham area have been talking about the buzz in their area recently. The buzz is coming from Raleigh’s Family Resource Center (FRC) as they raise awareness about responsible fatherhood and parenting by participating in the Fatherhood Buzz Barbershop Tour sponsored by the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
FRC’s participation in the Fatherhood Buzz Barbershop Tour kicked off in June... Continue Reading
Ed. Note: This post first appeared in the ACF Family Room Blog. Read the original post here.
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 307,225 men in 2009—that’s 1 in every 4 male deaths?1
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) sponsored another Fatherhood Buzz Outreach but this time the focus was Men’s Health. Fathers who model a healthy lifestyle can... Continue Reading