MEF, through its Board, has adopted the following programs, in keeping with Our Mission, Our Goals and Objectives:
We believe that the development of good parenting skills and the inclusion of fathers, especially, in the parenting process, serve to strengthen families. We place a lot of emphasis on encouraging fathers to be active in the lives of their children. We provide programs in:
Our education programs consist of:
Our general scholarships are awarded to current year high school seniors and adults between the ages of 25 to 40 years who have decided to pursue a college education.
We annually award an earmarked scholarship for a high school graduate who will attend Howard University in the fall after graduation and for a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School (located on 41st St., Los Angeles).
We address this component by providing programs dealing with:
Our signature program is our annual Honoring Unsung Fathers Awards and Scholarship Brunch. It is held each year on Father’s Day. This is our major fundraiser to allow us to fund our programs, especially our scholarships. The purpose is to reach out to families in the communities to celebrate fathers and make Father’s Day as special for fathers as is Mother’s Day. We encourage and promote positive fatherhood by spotlighting fathers who accept their role and responsibilities and do it well.
Awards are given to five fathers, nominated by their families, friends, colleagues, in five categories: Single Father, Married Father, Divorced Father, Village Dad, and Living Legacy (elder father).
Scholarships are awarded at this brunch also.
The Board awards a Founder’s Award to a person selected by the Founder and a Board of Director’s Award to a person selected by the Board. These two men are fathers who have learned to balance career and fatherhood, They are exemplary as fathers and husbands, great providers, of good moral character, no history of domestic violence, child abuse or neglect.
MEF is funded through Board assessments, private donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. We accept donations, both financial and in-kind, in any amount, at any time, throughout the year. Donate to MEF Now.