The essay below written, by Sandra a 15 year-old student in Chicago Public Schools, stands out from most of theessays received over the past 16 years. IFI has a future goal of offering this program in every hospital in the state of Illinois. Through good or bad, thick and thin she is there to help me back on my feet.
Hirsch himself along with in-kind contributions and private donations. My sister is my hero and maybe people are not able to say the same but I am grateful to have her.
Without my hero, I am nothing. As well, the IFI distributes a Fathering Resource Guide, full of family activities, resources, inspirational messages and information to help men be the fathers that children need.
These volunteers are not paid for their time or services, but commit to help each year because of their belief in the goals of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative. The IFI also sponsors an annual statewide essay contest for school-aged children to reflect and write about their relationships with their fathers, father figures, grandfathers and stepfathers.
In addition, the organization is focusing on raising its profile with corporate sponsors. Just like when my mother abandoned me and my younger sister, Aracely was there more than anyone in this world.
No editing or corrections we re made. Across the board all volunteers remark that it provides a unique perspective and cross section on fathering in our country.
My sister is my hero and I want to literally grow up to be her. The award-winning calendar features in its center several pages of coupons for food, products, and services provided by family-oriented vendors, restaurants, and amusement parks. Inthe IFI sponsored its first Fatherhood Conference, held in Chicago, at which both family practitioners and regular families shared ideas and enjoyed activities with family.
I am happy tin my life every minute I spend with my sister which is everyday the minute I come out of school till the sun sets and the night starts to begin. Every once in a while you read an essay that really stands out.
Started in by David Hirsch, a private citizen and father of five children, the initiative is funded largely by Mr. And those words were broken. On the first day of the conference, doctors, social workers, school counselors and other practitioners in the field of family services, participated in informative discussions with speakers from the family industry and authors of books on family topics.
She is my mother, my father, sister, best friend, teach. The IFI has also conducted several training programs to help men from all walks of life, including incarcerated men, gain the knowledge and skills to be good role models for children. And that is a hero to me.The Illinois Fatherhood Initiative (IFI) is the country’s first statewide non-profit organization dedicated to connecting children and fathers by promoting responsible fathering and helping equip men to become better fathers and father figures.
The contest is open to Illinois residents, except employees of the Chicago White Sox, the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, and its Board of Directors and its Board of Advisors, their respective affiliated companies or members of their respective families.
IFI CWS Fatherhood Essay Contest. Essay 12 Finalists.
IFI Winners at Sox game April 26 Stepfather of the Year. Essay Contest. The Reading. Bill Moller Interview. White Sox Game. First Pitch Honor. Fatherhood Dinner. The Illinois Fatherhood Initiative is a (c)3 charity. IFI/Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Program Now in its 18th year this popular essay writing contest has attracted more thanentries and annually involves more than volunteer readers and encompasses three celebrations.
Kevin Kirberg President of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, and Dr. Edward Boswell, Principal of Ira Jones Middle School, Plainfield District.
For the past 16 years I have served as a volunteer reader for the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative (IFI) Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest. The group of + volunteers pour over 10kk essays looking for the top 12 .Download