On Saturday, June 8th, ten families from the Young Fathers Program joined Metropolitan staff & board members as the White Sox hosted the Oakland Athletics in an afternoon match-up. The game started with one of Metropolitan’s award nominated Young Fathers throwing out the first pitch. In the suite & in the stands families wore Metropolitan Mpowered tees while they enjoyed food, beverages & a great game as the Sox won 4-1.
“The clients and their children thoroughly enjoyed the game & being in the suite,” said Young Fathers program supervisor, Quincy Roseborough. “Not one of them had experienced that before, and they took full advantage of it! The children were the biggest fans, and they let everyone know it. The family of our Young Father who threw the first pitch couldn’t have been more proud of him — that was a shining moment for his children!”
What a great start to the celebration of Father’s Day with the Day with Dad event!
Happy Father’s Day to all dads from Metropolitan Family Services!
Metropolitan’s Young Fathers program helps young fathers become employed, financially self-sufficient and raise healthy children. The program includes job readiness training and placement, money management training and parent education and support. Participants are encouraged to actively nurture and financially support their children.