transitioned to virtual meetings. As more men and youths in the community voiced their need for help, the organization expanded in the ways it could help.
‘Fathers making Progress’ held food drives, partnered with the anti-human-trafficking HEMAD campaign, and organized clean-up activities throughout the community.
To ensure that Black men stayed on the right track, the organization also started career counseling as well as working with different businesses to find jobs for those who needed them.
The Future For Fathers Making Progress
With all the positive impact that ‘Fathers Making Progress’ is having on the community, it also needs funding to keep going.
Fortunately, it recently received a $1 million federally funded Equitable Recovery Grant. Edwards plans to use this grant to extend the programs that are offered as well as the staff complement.
Ideally, Edwards would like to have the courses and programs in at least three locations.
One major plan is to create a training institute that will offer fatherhood courses more often. He plans to help as many Black men and youth as possible to make Milwaukee a better place for Black families.
Terron Edwards certainly has a plan in place for continuing his organization’s positive impact on the lives of the Black families in his community.
As Fathers Making Progress grows, it would be wonderful to see the concept spread throughout the country. There are so many benefits to building up Black fathers and keeping children safe.