Fathers Incorporated, the leading national non-profit for the promotion of responsible fatherhood will dedicate its 81st Real Dads Read literacy center in partnership with Little Free Library at Kaiser Permanente Douglasville Medical Center. The installation will take place in front of the medical center at Noon on Tuesday, May 14th lead by Pediatrician, Dr. Shaleak Brown.
Kenneth Braswell, CEO of Fathers Incorporated shares, “It is an honor to serve the local communities here in Georgia. When we began Real Dads Read two short years ago, we never imagined that we would impact so many fathers and their children.” He continues, “With the support of Little Free Library and Hachette Books, Fathers Incorporated has been able to distribute around 10,000 books in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Rockdale, Cobb and Muscogee counties, including Metro Atlanta. With the help of new partners, we are looking to exceed our goal of 100 literacy centers in barbershops and schools by the end of 2019.”
Mr. Braswell serves as a Board Member of the Little Free Library, a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.
Real Dads Read is a project aimed at youth through middle school-aged children (K-8) and their fathers/male caregivers to encourage a love of reading, improve literacy skills and educational outcomes, and to strengthen bonds between fathers/caregivers and their children.
Press interested in covering or interviewing should contact Tamika Morrison. You can visit our website to learn more about partnership opportunities at Real Dads Read or Fathers Incorporated.
Fathers Incorporated (FI) is a national non-profit organization working to build stronger families and communities through the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood.
Established in 2004, FI has a unique seat at the national table, working with leaders in the White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family Law, Business, Faith-Based and the Responsible Fatherhood Movement. For more information, please visit their website.