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Youth Development Program
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R. Fathers M.A.D., Inc.   PO Box 17161   Huntsville, AL 35810     (256) 517-8395     info@rfathersmad.org

"Since I been have been in the program it has change me into a better person and thanks to my mentor I have more confidence and became more accountable for my actions Thanks Mr. Curtis for helping me be a better me.  "
~ Alex
BUILDING H.I.S. CHARACTER
We believe that building good character in our youth is of the utmost importance.  Good character helps in all spheres of life.  Research shows that effective mentoring will more likely eliminate school drop outs, involvement in crime, and drug abuse.   Youth that are mentored are more likely to improve their academic performance, have better decision-making skills, self-confidence, and sense of belonging.  They also have better relationships with parents, teachers, and peers and are also more likely to attend and graduate from college.
LIFE SKILLS
MENTORING
EDUCATING
Life skills group sessions include various topics, relevant scenario discussions, accountability standards, and exercises to give positive direction to our young men as they journey through one of the most critical periods of their lives.  They are given guidance while relating to one another, discovering they are not alone, but most importantly there is support on their journey in life.
One-on-One and group mentoring between caring devoted adults and  willing youth is offered.
Educational sessions are focused on assisting our youth in achieving higher academic skills.  Grades are monitored throughout the school year, tutoring sessions and test taking skills are provided, and assistance with preparation for standardized testing and graduation exams. When necessary, we request mentor/teacher conferences to ensure our young men are obtaining the standards inside the classroom as well.
HIGHER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT INSPIRE YOUTH AND PEERS   SUSTAIN ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
Building character exercises are incorporated in their daily routines that will assist them with social skills, academic needs, and personal life skill  issues.

In efforts to cultivate our youth’s passions and interest, we are providing job shadowing opportunities, scholarships for classes, workshops, and camps that will educate and expose them to their potential goals in life.

We also incorporate community service projects throughout the year instilling the importance of giving back to the community   Educational, cultural, and social trips are also taken to ensure our youth are exposed to a variety of possibilities life has to offer.


Graduates are rewarded with scholarships for successfully completing the program, with continued support as they continue their college experiences.
We do not discriminate based on race, religion, or social classification.  R. Fathers M.A.D. believe that all youth deserve an opportunity to succeed and it is inexcusable  for any child to journey through life without the support of his father or a positive male figure. 
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