Fatherhood Buzz

Neighborhood barbershops are a trusted space to discuss personal and public issues, ranging from family to politics, health, money, and other life issues.  Fatherhood Buzz is an effort to increase awareness around responsible fatherhood and parenting issues, and increase families access to support through local barbershops throughout the country.  Fatherhood Buzz events take place up to four times throughout the year, typically on Saturdays.

For Partners

What makes Fatherhood Buzz impactful? It is the relationship between fathers, barbershops, and local community organizations that provide services and resources to families. Community Partners and Barbershops are selected based on a set of criteria including: being a business in good standing, and having a favorable community reputation.

Below are examples of what it means to participate as a Community Partner and a Barbershop.

Community Partners
Fatherhood Buzz community partners are a central part to Fatherhood Buzz. Your engagement in the community, your access to services and resources, and your commitment to improving the lives of families, are integral in bridging the gap between the dialogue in the barbershops and building strong families.

What does it mean to participate in Fatherhood Buzz?

  • Help identifying other local agencies and partners in your communities.
  • Connecting to local barbershops to engage with.

What does the NRFC do?

  • We provide information regarding responsible fatherhood issues during Fatherhood Buzz events.
  • The NRFC also provides tools, and information throughout the year online.
  • The NRFC hotline – 877-4DAD411 – is a toll-free number that fathers and families can call to get information as well as referrals for direct assistance on a wide range of fatherhood issues.

If you have questions, email us at info@fatherhood.gov.

Barbershops
Neighborhood barbershops are a trusted space where open and honest conversations are taking place. Fatherhood Buzz helps support local barbershops by providing information and links to community resources that barbers can share with the fathers and families at their shops. When fathers have a trusted place to connect with accurate and supportive information on ways to address the needs in their lives they can better support their children and families, helping to build stronger, healthier communities.

Fatherhood Buzz also helps barbershops in connecting with local community agencies. These agencies can provide support, information, and a range of services that support families.

What does it mean to participate in Fatherhood Buzz?

  • Provide resources and facilitate conversations around a specific Fatherhood Buzz event topic, with topic information and support from the NRFC
  • Tour barbershop’s contact information listed on the NRFC website by city
  • Connecting to local community partners

What does the NRFC do?

  • We provide information regarding responsible fatherhood issues during Fatherhood Buzz events.
  • The NRFC also provides tools, and information throughout the year online.
  • The NRFC hotline – 877-4DAD411 – is a toll-free number that fathers and families can call to get information as well as referrals for direct assistance on a wide range of fatherhood issues.

If you  have questions, email us at info@fatherhood.gov.

White House logo
In response to President Obama’s call for a national conversation on responsible fatherhood and healthy families, learn how you can join the President's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.
Información en Español
En respuesta al llamado del presidente Obama para una conversación nacional sobre la paternidad responsable y las familias saludables, aprender cómo usted puede unirse a la Iniciativa Presidencial de Padres y Mentores.