Here at The Huddle of South Jersey, we enhance, empower, and encourage men to meet their full potential and positively impact society at large. we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision-making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies ano build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
A Note from Our Founder
Fatherhood is your greatest gift and greatest challenge. You have the power to defy stereotypes and set the stage for your family’s future. At The Huddle of South Jersey, we strive to give you the opportunity to celebrate fatherhood and the joys that it brings and also get support and guidance to help you through the times of challenge and anxiety that every father feels.
Your ability to navigate both the challenges and joy of fatherhood in a healthy and productive way will shape the lives of your children and grandchildren.
Children set expectations and standards for their own behavior by what they see in the adults around them. No one has more power to change the course of a child’s life than their father. From the way you interact with their mother and other relatives, to the way you praise them for a job well done, your voice is important. Your voice is powerful.
No one is born knowing how to be a father. If you did not grow up with the kind of male role model that you want to be for your children, there are resources available to help you learn the skills and techniques that will give you confidence in your parenting and communication ability.
You should never feel ashamed or afraid to be a part of your children’s life because you don’t feel like you know how to be a great dad. Patience, the ability to walk away from an argument, disciplining without causing harm, these are all skills that are learned over time. Contact The Huddle of South Jersey to learn about the resources that we can offer you today.
FATHER EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT
24:7 Dads focuses on key fathering characteristics and helps men evaluate their own parenting skills. Topics include: Family of Origin, Handling/Expressing Emotions, Discipline, Rewards, Recognizing/Handling Anger; Improving Communication Skills, Stress, Alcohol and Work. The research shows that 24/7 Dads successfully changes three things: Attitudes Towards Fathering; Fathering Knowledge; Fathering Skills.
HUDDLE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
These activities model the importance of family interaction, recruit new fathers into the program as well as allow current program participants the opportunity to practice new leadership skills. Community activities also attract non-custodial fathers who may only have custody of children on weekends.