Fathers’ Day: A New Program at Bright Beginnings is Aimed At Helping Dads

“On the first day of a brand-new class designed to turn men with children into fathers, Arthur Darby III handed out spiral-bound notebooks and asked the attendees to write their names in the front, along with the words ‘ Children are the reward of life.’ As anyone who is a father knows, that reward can be difficult and complicated. Darby had studied the curriculum for the fatherhood initiative being launched by Bright Beginnings, the nonprofit in Southeast Washington where he works and where the 10 or so dads (more would trickle in) had gathered. But until the class got going, Darby had no idea where the conversation would actually lead.”

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