Dads, Connect With Your Children By Reading With Them

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The research says that children who do not read well by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. 

Schools teach children to read in grades K-3.  In grades four and beyond, children read so they can learn other school subjects.  Without good reading skills, they are at a disadvantage in learning other school subjects.  SCFI can help you help your children with reading.

Our mission is to help men become better fathers through education and resources. SCFI can help your entire family. These programs are available to you whether you are a custodial or a non-custodial parent.

Our Programs


Individualized Supportive Services

What We Do
​Precious Cargo ProgramFor Expectant and New Dads




Fatherhood Classes 

  • Understanding Mom
  • Understanding Baby
  • Safe Sleep Training
  • Boot Camp for New Dads
Featuring course material from the National Fatherhood Initiative, whose material is used in more than 6,300 organizations worldwide.  Class session examples include:

The 7 Habits of a 24/7 Dad
  • Be Proactive
  • Begin With The End in Mind
  • Put First Things First
  • Think Win-Win
  • Listen First, Talk Second
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the Saw
Make a Difference Today
Examples include:
  • Intake assessments
  • Navigating the system (Child Support Enforcement Agency, OhioMeansJobs Center, Drivers' License reinstatement, Court hearing prep)
  • Visitation plan (supervised and unsupervised visitation, shared parenting plan)
  • Mentoring for employment