Seven dads commended in York
12:00am 7th January 2012
Fathers across York are graduating in a special ceremony to mark their achievements gained through a City of York Council run course, designed to a help dads build stronger relationships with their children.
The council re-launched the successful programme for dads called Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities in September, which was launched in 2009 and was run and led by an all male group.
The programme highlights the fact that dads sometimes have different concerns and welcomes the chance to explore what it means to be a father.
An 'all-dads' course has just finished and they will be celebrating their graduation on Saturday 7th January at Creepy Crawlies on Wigginton Road between 4pm and 6pm.
Liz Savage, project manager at City of York Council, said:
"Dads have been meeting every week since the beginning of September, on a Tuesday evening at the Gateway Centre in Acomb, but come from all over York and beyond. One dad even cycled home to Wakefield after each session.
"All of the dads who attended the course really benefited from the help and advice provided, so the graduation ceremony is all about celebrating their achievements not just with them but with their children too."
Seven fathers will be attending the graduation ceremony with their children, who range from nine months of age to teenage years. Two programme leaders, who are fathers themselves, will also be attending.
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