There's a popular phrase which states “build it and they will come.” This saying is sometimes true but oftentimes not realistic—especially when it comes to developing and implementing fatherhood programs.
There are a great number of fatherhood programs with great staff, curriculum, facilities, and community support—but lack participants. Logic dictates that there is no actual program without participants to serve. Unfortunately, some fatherhood program practitioners are very skilled in the business of program operations but do not know the location of their target population or how to get them in the door.
This may surprise you:
It's not usually the fatherhood program itself that gets them in the door.
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