2024 Fatherhood Forum Wrap Up

Reflecting on the 2024 Fatherhood Forum

This year’s Fatherhood Forum was hosted at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center and focused on the concept of Fathering During Challenging Times. Over 50 fathers and father supporters attended to learn about and discuss such topics as, “The Importance of Community in Fatherhood”, “Social Media, Video Games, and Adolescent Well-being and Achievement”, and “Modeling Masculinity: Breaking Restrictive Masculine Norms”. Participants had the chance to connect with fellow MSU community fathers and share their experiences, the ups and downs, of this important role. Attendees also had the chance to submit a photo for the annual Fatherhood Forum photo contest, where attendees voted on their favorite fatherhood photo upon entering the forum. A special congrats to our three Fatherhood Forum contest winners pictured above! We want to give a special thank you to MSUFCU for sponsoring this annual event, the planning committee for their hard work and dedication to making this event possible, our speakers and facilitators for imparting their knowledge and inspiring valuable discussion, and all of our participants who attended this year’s event.

"Wonderful job - lots to think about and to consider as a father. Thank you." ..... "Amazing job overall and awesome discussion." .... " "This one breakout session could be a whole day - great discussion."