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Young Fathers Reconnect Project

The Young Fathers Reconnect Project is a mentoring program designed to help young men strengthen their relationships with their children. Young Fathers Reconnect reaches out to young fathers in pre- and post-release status. Our program provides every young father with a consistent and caring mentor who will provide support and guidance as they transition back into the community.

Our Goals and Objectives

Promote responsible fatherhood by targeting comprehensive transitional services designed to improve responsible parenting, family engagement, life skills and self-sufficiency.

Improve outcomes for young fathers, their children, and family members by improving young fathers' academic achievement (high school diploma/GED completion, post-secondary enrollment, etc.).

Strengthen and increase the involvement and parenting skills of young fathers through healthy relationships and responsible parenting activities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a male between the ages of 18 to 25
  • Reside in Bexar
  • Be within 90 to 180 days of release
  • Must have a child
  • Willing to listen
  • Commit to being a mentee for at least twelve months. This commitment involves a required four hours a month contacting your mentor once a week via phone, email, or in person.

Additional information

  • Referral Form Coming Soon

 

Contact us

  • Tehjia McFadden
    George Gervin Youth Center
    6903 S. Sunbelt Drive
    San Antonio, TX 78218
    Phone: (210) 804.1786 x2009
  • Tamara Glenn
    George Gervin Youth Center
    6903 S. Sunbelt Drive
    San Antonio, TX 78218
    Phone: (210) 804.1786 x8616