Posted on April 4, 2024
Categories: Family News & Resources, Pregnant & Parenting Students

The ELECT program recently held its yearly Fatherhood Summit on Thursday, March 21st. Led by Program Coordinators Cheree Webster-Jones and Dante Banks, the summit offered a nurturing environment where new and expecting fathers could showcase their athletic abilities while diving deep into the parenting journey.

Throughout the day, the summit featured different sports like baseball, basketball, football, and soccer, with each sport providing a lesson for the students. In football, they learned about managing emotions and being resilient in parenting. Even though some students weren’t familiar with soccer, they picked up skills like patience and perseverance while trying something new.

During lunch, attendees had meaningful discussions about the unique challenges of fatherhood, particularly within the context of Philadelphia. As the day progressed, students had the chance to compete against mentors in a friendly basketball game, highlighting the importance of learning from mistakes and seeking assistance when needed. The summit concluded with an energizing game of baseball, allowing fathers to showcase their talents and practice setting goals. Beyond the sports activities, the Fatherhood Summit offered a valuable opportunity for students to connect with one another and gain insights as they navigate their journey into parenthood.