WHAT: The city of Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Program Fatherhood Initiative and the City of Phoenix My Brother’s Keeper are pleased to host the 2017 Fatherhood Summit: Helping Boys Thrive. The Summit will generate support for 500 attendees and empower men by connecting them to resources needed to become better parents, cope with and overcome the challenges they face and improve their education, work and family outcomes. The keynote speaker Dr. Michael Gurian, a renowned educator, marriage and family counselor, and New York Times bestselling author, will guide attendees down the path of strengthening their efforts to be engaged, committed and responsible fathers.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 29
WHERE: Phoenix Convention Center, 33 S. Third St., South Building
WHO: Mayor Greg Stanton
Councilwoman Kate Gallego, chairwoman, My Brother’s Keeper, PHX
Dr. Michael Gurian, keynote presenter
WHY: The Fatherhood Initiative seeks to foster positive relationships between men and their children by improving their well-being through increased engagement, commitment and responsibility of fathers or male role models.