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B-CU Hosts Young Fathers Conference on Feb. 27-28


Bethune-Cookman University will host and is a sponsor of the second annual Teen and Young Fatherhood Conference to be held Feb. 27 and 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The conference will address issues faced by fathers ages 14 to 24. Powerful speakers and life-changing workshops will focus on innovative teen fathers’ programming, proven parenting techniques, unique obstacles that teen fathers face in education, legal issues, mental health and identifying employment resources.

Conference speakers include Haki Nkrumah, founder and CEO of Young Fathers of Central Father. The organization provides young fathers under the age of 24 with supportive, community-based resources to help them actively participate in the lives of their children and families to strengthen their communities.

Other speakers include Marivette Gonzalez, a family law attorney, Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, Dr. Dwaun Warmack, B-CU senior vice president of administration and student services and Dr. Claudette McFadden, B-CU senior policy advisor.

The conference will be held at B-CU Center for Civic Engagement. Registration is $75 for one day, $125 for both days. For more information or to register, visit www.youngfathersofcentralflorida.com.

Office of the Provost

Beverly JamesDirector of Communicationsjamesb@cookman.edu PH: 386-481-2991

About Bethune-Cookman University

Founded in 1904 by Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 3,400.

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