Regional Director of Development
Get Your Teenage Son Ready For Life!
A Father’s Place launches new interactive program for young men
MYRTLE BEACH, SC, June 15, 2021 – A Father’s Place has launched a brand-new program this June called Ready for Life that focuses on teaching high school males the realities of becoming a father too soon, as well as important every-day life skills and decision-making.
Ready for Life is delivered by highly trained youth intervention specialists during a two-week camp featuring open dialogue, assignments such as writing letters to their own fathers, teen-oriented graphics and eye-opening field trips. It covers topics such as the annual cost of raising a child, parenthood’s impact on education and earning potential, and legal issues such as custody, visitation and child support.
The program is designed to actively engage both current and yet-to-be fathers in a conversation about making smart choices for the future by helping them visualize all the possible trajectories their lives can take.
“The teen years have always been tough and are even harder on this generation,” said Wallace Evans Jr., A Father’s Place CEO. “Social media makes a lot of images and information available to young people, sometimes without context or with false glamour. Young men are making choices based on, at best, incomplete information. Ready for Life helps them understand their decisions and actions can often have unintended consequences that follow them through life. Limiting their potential and futures.”
The next session is July 19-30th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Waccamaw Rec Center in Pawleys Island. To register your son or for more information, contact Adrian McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 843.333.1995.
Additional Ready for Life sessions will be implemented in Horry and Georgetown counties later this fall.
About a Father’s Place
A Father’s Place (AFP) is a locally unique, father-focused nonprofit serving men in Horry, Georgetown, Marion and Williamsburg counties. AFP is part of a network of six fatherhood engagement initiatives across the state under the auspices of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. The program serves as a national model and is renowned for its goal-oriented curriculum with quantifiable results. A Father’s Place has offices in Conway, Myrtle Beach and Georgetown and has served local families for 20-plus years.