Fame Fathers


Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

 ~Ruth E. Renkel


Is this the kind of father you want to be?Daddy's Girls

A nurturing parent who clearly understands and accepts the importance that his parenting skills have in developing the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and creative needs of his children.

A positive role model who works to build and maintain healthy and supportive relationships with his children.

A father who understands the unique contributions he brings to raising his children (i.e., the difference between “fathering” and “mothering”).

Aware of himself as a man and aware of the significant impact he has in his family.

In touch with his capabilities, his strengths, his limitations, his moods, and his feelings.

A man who takes care of himself: gets annual physicals, eats the proper foods, exercises to stay in shape, has a strong spiritual connection with his community, and chooses friends who reinforce his healthy choices.

We can help you get there!

Daddy's GirlsAll of our programs have one goal: Help you become the best father you can be.

Our programs help men develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills they need to get - and stay - involved with their children.

There is no cost to attend these programs. To participate, simply complete the registration form.


To participate in any of these programs, you must live in Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, or Wayne counties.

You must be at least 16 years old and have a desire to be more involved in your children's lives.

You do NOT have to have custody in order to participate.


24/7 DADS A.M.™
     for younger fathers

24/7 DADS P.M.™
      for more mature fathers

24/7 Dad24/7 Dads™ includes a basic fathering program (24/7 Dads A.M.™) geared towards younger, inexperienced fathers, and a more in-depth program (24/7 Dads P.M.™) for more mature fathers. Each program stands on its own as a complete program that includes pre and post-assessment evaluation tools. Some fathers who complete the 24/7 Dads A.M.™ program may want to transition into the 24/7 Dads P.M.™ program.

Both the 24/7 Dads A.M.™ and 24/7 Dads P.M.™ programs focus on five characteristics that a father needs to be a great dad 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each consists of 12 two-hour sessions and both programs cover universal aspects of fatherhood so that men of all cultures, races, religions, and backgrounds can benefit from either program.

Topics include:

  • Family of Origin
  • Masculinity
  • Understanding Yourself
  • Handling and Expressing Emotions
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Fathering and Culture
  • Improving Communication Skills
  • Stress, Alcohol, and Work
  • Discipline, Rewards, and Punishment
  • Expectations and Children’s Development
  • Balancing Work, School, and Family
  • Getting Involved with Your Children Spiritually (Elective)

At the end of each program, fathers and mothers come together to discuss the developments the father has gone through and how it has affected their relationship and family life. When a father completes either program, he becomes a "24/7 Dad."


The 7 Habits of a 24/7 Dad™

Involved FathersLEARN how you can improve your skills as a father and EARN a George Forman Grill AND a certificate for completing the course.

The 7 Habits of a 24/7 Dad™ is an activity-filled workshop that guides men as they adopt and apply seven helpful habits that will revolutionize their fathering skills and help them connect with their children:

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
  • Habit 5: Listen First, Talk Second
  • Habit 6: Synergize
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Responsible FathersAttend at YOUR convenience! Schedule a session for up a group of 6 or more through a church, team, club or organization. We will come to your facility at a date and time that’s convenient for your group.
Don’t have a group? We’ll help you find one or enroll you into a Saturday session held at various locations.

For more information and to set up your session, call 330.873.9794 or email [email protected]. Be sure to ask about the survey and what you will need to do so that you and members of your group can earn a FREE George Foreman Grill.

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Daddy Boot Camp

Happy Dads = Happy KidsThis one-day class prepares experienced fathers to coach new or expectant dads.



Inside-Out Dads

This specialized program prepares incarcerated fathers for re-entry, with special focus on repairing and/or strengthening their relationships with their children.



Job Search Skills

Engaged Fathers = Successful KidsParticipants who are unemployed or under-employed can attend the job search component or will be referred to the One Stop.

Fame Fathers provides referrals for OJT, GED, diploma, counseling, and other resources to meet specific individual needs. Activities to strengthen the support base of significant others will continue throughout the process.



Advocacy/Case Management

Love really is the answer!Sometimes families need special help. We work closely with community service organizations throughout the area to connect the families with the social services that can help them most.



Child Support Topics

Each moment is precious!We will motivate fathers to embrace the values and responsibilities of mainstream society through regular employment, making child support payments, and working with the mothers of their children for the children’s benefit. Both non-custodial and custodial fathers will receive support and advocacy to address court issues related to back child support while providing for resolution.






A program of Charisma Community Connections
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
serving fathers in northeast Ohio

1477 Copley Road, Akron, OH  44320 | 330.873.9794 | Fax 330.315.0399 |
www.FameFathers.org | [email protected]

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