Mission Statement: The mission of ReEngage, Inc. is to transform males into men through training, support, and empowerment to restore our communities and to break the cycle of absentee fathers.
Parents & Children
In order for children to prosper and to grow up as they were intended the research is irrefutable that they need both parents involved in their lives. The biggest factor in a child’s success or failure is involvement of the parents. This factor is larger than race, economics, or education. Let us be clear, the experiment of women raising children alone and the feminist belief that fathers in the lives of their children is overrated has failed and failed miserably. The evidence is clear that children being raised by single mothers are not doing as well as children being raised by both parents. Here are just a few examples of how horrific the results have been for our children:
- Children from fatherless homes are five times more likely to be poor, and ten times more likely to be extremely poor.
- 70% of juveniles in reform school and long term prison inmates come from fatherless homes.
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
- 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes.
- Boys from fatherless homes have a higher incidence of unemployment, incarceration, and non-involvement with their own children.
- Girls from fatherless homes are three times as likely to be unwed teenage mothers. Adolescents in mother-only families are more likely to be sexually active, and daughters are more likely to become single-parent mothers.
- Fatherless children have more emotional and behavioral problems.
ReEngage believes that we are all unique gifts endowed by God with special talents and abilities and sent to this world to make it a better place. Our goal is to help our participants find and sharpen those special gifts and talents and encourage them to use those gifts and talents for the betterment of their families and communities. As we begin to heal the relationships between the father and their children we must also begin to heal the relationship between the male and female in the black community. It is time for all of our community institutions to come together and address the issue of the breakdown of the family. We should reintegrate the children back into the family structure and instead of focusing on the defense of children we should be focusing on the defense of the family as a whole.
- Focus public and social policy on a holistic approach to the family so that it can be treated not as separate entities, but as one complete unit.
- Reduce the number of children growing up in single mother households by reengaging the men back into the family dynamics.
- Work to promote and reinforce marriage.
- Educate children to the consequences of having children without fathers.
- Work with established community and government entities to provide the needed services for these reengaged fathers.
- Promote financial responsibility for the children of these fathers.
- Provide counseling and support groups for emotionally damaged fathers.
- Become a community clearinghouse for the qualified available research and programs designed to combat this epidemic.
- To prepare fathers for the reintegration process through parenting training, anger management, character building, and ensuring their lifelong commitment in the child’s life. Our primary concern is the welfare of the child.
- To provide mediation when possible between mothers and fathers to ensure the smooth integration of the father back into the child’s life.