by Kenneth Braswell

As the CEO of Fathers Incorporated, I am honored to support the White House’s proclamation for Second Chance Month. This significant initiative recognizes the potential for change and growth in every individual, regardless of their past. In our work to empower fathers and strengthen families, we understand the importance of providing opportunities for redemption and transformation.

In the spirit of Second Chance Month, we want to acknowledge the graduates of our Gentle Warriors Academy. These dedicated fathers have come to understand the crucial role they play in the lives of their children, even after making mistakes. They have embraced their journey towards self-improvement and have become a shining example of the power of second chances.

Nelson Mandela once said, “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” This quote serves as an inspiration to all those seeking a second chance in life. It reminds us that our past does not define us, and that with determination and resilience, we can overcome obstacles and create a better future for ourselves and our families.

We are also excited to announce the release of our new brochure, “Embracing Your Journey to Renewal and Reintegration.” This resource is designed for faith-based organizations to welcome second chance individuals and their families into their communities. By offering support, guidance, and acceptance, these organizations can play a vital role in the successful reintegration of individuals seeking redemption and growth.

The brochure can be downloaded at and serves as a valuable tool for faith leaders to help create a welcoming and nurturing environment for those in need of a fresh start.

In support of Second Chance Month, Fathers Incorporated will continue to offer programs and services designed to empower and uplift individuals and families impacted by the justice system. We stand with the White House in recognizing the value of every person and their ability to change, grow, and become an essential part of our communities.

Together, let’s build a safer, stronger, and more just society by giving everyone the chance to overcome their past, contribute to our collective future, and create a life they are proud of.

Posted by Fathers Incorporated

Fathers Incorporated (FI) is a national, non-profit organization working to build stronger families and communities through the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood. Established in 2004, FI has a unique seat at the national table, working with leaders in the White House, Congress, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Family Law, and the Responsible Fatherhood Movement. FI works collaboratively with organizations around the country to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes that lead to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, or geographic location. From employment and incarceration issues, to child support and domestic violence, FI addresses long-standing problems to achieve long-term results for children, their families, the communities, and nation in which they live.

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