The Young Fathers Program aims to help fathers become employed, financially self-sufficient and raise healthy children

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Ivan Manuel Class and Justin Kaufmann at Metropolitan Family Services

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Program Director Doug Brown, case manager Edgar Barba and case manager Nathan Wright join Justin on Extension 720 to discuss the Metropolitan Family Services Young Fathers Program. Doug, Edgar and Nathan talk about getting fathers invested in the program, the importance of breaking the negative cycle that a lot of these fathers come from, teaching fathers about healthy relationships, how the program gives fathers a hand up and not a handout and why there is a need for this program. We also hear from Ivan Manuel Class and Hector Zunega Jr., two fathers who have been helped immensely by the program.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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