UP is dedicated to “unlocking the potential” for the community by funding innovative, high-impact programs that empower people and families to thrive. We link individuals and companies who are inspired to give a ‘hand-up’ to vulnerable families in Calgary.
When we re-frame life’s challenges as something that can be overcome – not someone’s story or identity – we can break the cycle of trauma, mental health issues, addictions and even poverty.
This year we will allocate funds raised through Birdies for Kids to Fathers Moving Forward, an innovative program designed to meet the needs of vulnerable young families, with a specific focus on vulnerable young fathers (approximately age 14 to 26). Fathers Moving Forward ensures young dads have the skills and confidence they need to be involved, hands-on parents and positive role models for their child(ren). The program is grounded in research supported by the science of brain development finding that positive father involvement promotes optimal child development.
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