Restoring Fatherhood

Mentoring Program and Applications


In the United States today, approximately 70% of African-American homes do not have fathers present. Statistically, this means young males are ‘at-risk’ at a disproportionate risk for teen suicide, dropping out of school, chemical abuse, prison and behavioral problems. The Family Foundation Fund was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry to serve the the Metro Nashville and Middle Tennessee areas by providing a mentoring program to fatherless, ‘at-risk’ and disadvantaged boys, ages ten years old and older.

The Family Foundation Fund Mentoring Program is an intensive, multi-year program in which a mature, well-balanced Christian man acts as a surrogate father for an ‘at-risk’ youth who will have a long-term relationship and take an active interest in his life.

Over the past 21 years, 64 Foundation sons have been mentored and the results speak for the success of the program. 94% of the Foundation sons who have graduated the mentoring program have no criminal record and none have become teenage fathers. FFF sons have gone on to college, joined the U.S. armed forces, became employed and are responsible citizens.

The Family Foundation Fund have proven successfully that these young men will break the cycle of fathers abandoning their children and all the difficulties that this causes. We are producing husbands and fathers who love the Lord, cherish their wives and children and know the value of hard work and responsibility.

Other Aspects Of Our Program

Upon acceptance into the mentoring program, the Foundation sons’ mothers attend an orientation weekend sponsored by the Family Foundation Fund which is generally the first weekend in April. After that, the FFF sons attend a two week Son Camp at the beginning of the summer. After the camp, them may apply for our Summer Mentoring Program where they spend two days with Christian men who allow them to shadow them in their places of work.

On our Son Farm, the FFF sons also learn the value of organically grown produce through their participation. This experience benefits them and their families, helping them to “Eat Healthy and Stay Balanced”.

Mentoring Program Application

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Surrogate Father Application

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Business Mentorship Application

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