Tulsa World: MVP Fatherhood Weekend One of Tulsa’s Strongest Mentor Programs

SOURCE: Ginnie Graham/Tulsa World Teaching a boy how to respect a woman takes more than a few motivational speeches in school or church. It takes seeing men open doors, give hugs, interact and be kind. It’s about seeing men make dinner, change diapers, help with homework, throw a ball around, read books and argue nicely. Kids learn by observation. This …

MVP Foundation Inspires, Empowers Black Men to Father Fatherless Boys

Source: GINNIE GRAHAM News Columnist/Tulsa World Tulsa native Brian Woodard wants fatherhood taken seriously and joined a local movement to inspire that. The 31-year-old, married father of three is giving his time to African-American boys living with single moms. This isn’t easy considering his children are 4, 2 and 6 months, and he works full time. “I want to help out,” …

Ginnie Graham: MVP: Fatherhood Weekend highlights men as parents, mentors

By GINNIE GRAHAM World Staff Writer | 1 comment Maybe it shouldn’t have surprised anyone when more than 550 people packed into a church last year to talk about fatherhood and single parents. After all, about 40 percent of births in Oklahoma are to unmarried mothers. Maybe it shouldn’t have surprised anyone when more than 550 people packed into a church last year …