Mayor Bloomberg encourages NY fathers to be more active in their kids’ lives

Kudos to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he told news sources about his plans to hire a fatherhood-services coordinator as part of an initiative to encourage dads to be more active in their children’s lives.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, City agencies plan to offer parenting classes at homeless shelters and at public hospitals as well as publishing a guide to city services available to fathers.

This comes as great news to all of the child advocates in New York City.

Mayor Bloomberg told news sources that “Strong families make a strong New York. But too many children in this city are growing up without their fathers.” The administration reports that 32 percent of all children under 17 in New York City grow up in a fatherless household.

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