Programs for Young Men and Boys

Prevent Premature Fatherhood


The Prevent Premature Fatherhood program focuses on the prevention of premature fathering and drives home the message of the importance of reaching young boys and their parents prior to fatherhood.  Teen Pregnancy Prevention has been synonymous to most teens and parents with teen female education and responsibility.  Programs with a message of prevention targeted mainly to young teen boys have not been completely explored, or developed.


The Prevent Premature Fatherhood program expands current pregnancy preventative programming for teens and establishes direct prevention services geared to teen boys ages 12-17 and their parents in communities throughout Cuyahoga County. Specifically, after-school or weekend events are offered with Prevent Premature Fathehood programming wrapped into each event.  Events include include movie nights, radio station remotes, bowling, sporting events, and open mic's.  Food will always be included for teen boys and families.


Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Angela Newman: 216.201.2001;

Maurice Cole: 216.201.2001,



Black and Brown Dialogues


The Black and Brown Dialogues are a series of dialogues between African American fathers and sons and Latino fathers and sons.  This community gathering happens once every two months and rotates locations on Cleveland's East and West sides.  Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center, on the West side and Passages Inc on the East side collaborated to develop the Dialogue series in 2007.  Both of these community-based organizations prioritize fatherhood and family in their missions and work.  The goal of the Black and Brown Dialogues is to bring together urban minority fathers and sons to explore cultural and racial themes, life skills, fatherhood and self identity.



Reverend Dr. B.A. Moore
Passages Connecting Fathers and Sons
216.881.6776 office
3531 Perkins, Suite 4HS
Cleveland, OH 44101



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