President’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative encourages fathers to become better parents

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Poster of Take Time to be a dad todayLaunched during the summer of 2010, the President’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative encourages fathers to become better parents. Fathers are an integral part of their children's lives, both in providing for their children's economic needs and in ensuring a safe and nurturing environment.

The Office of Personnel Management supports this effort to strengthen the role of fathers by encouraging them to take advantage of the various work/life programs. As a part of the President’s Fatherhood Pledge, FEMA’s Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer would like to raise awareness of the Website. This site features articles, tips, and resources from prominent leaders in the fatherhood and family fields. The website also provides statements and videos from the President; information for dads, practitioners and researchers; and contact information for responsible fatherhood programs around the country.

In addition, OCCHCO will be presenting a three part series to promote and highlight successes in Fatherhood featuring FEMAs own employees.

  • Part I: “Your Most Important Title” – The history, value and importance in the family – Monday, July 29.
  • Part II: “Interchangeable Parts, Irreplaceable Fathers” – On being a Worker/Soldier/Father/Grandfather - Friday, Aug. 23. 
  • Part III: “How is your job impacting your fathering?” – Fatherhood and Leadership - Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Employees may participate in person at Portals III, Room 310, or via teleconference on 1-800-320-4330 PIN: 409275# from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. EST on the designate dates.

“Our children don't need us to be superheroes. They don't need us to be perfect. They do need us to be present. They need us to show up and give it our best shot, no matter what else is going on in our lives. They need us to show them – not just with words, but with deeds – that they, those kids, are always our first priority.”

– President Barack Obama

Additional information on fatherhood programs is available at

Questions?  Email:  FEMA-HC-WorkLifeProgams

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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