Fatherlessness isn't one single story. For every absent father, there is a unique story for how they drifted (or abruptly departed) from their child or children's lives.
In this podcast, we explore those stories. To solve the fatherlessness epidemic, we have to first get to the heart of the pain, disruption, and catalysts behind it.
Our Youth Speak: Weed | AFAR Podcast 306
Welcome back to AFAR. In today’s episode, Father’s Uplift youth, Tariq, Jhakari, Robert, Christian, and Jason, engage each other freely, authentically and step out of their comfort zones as young men and speak truth on topics that interest them. Today, they discuss the issue of smoking weed and pose questions to each other to offer perspectives to their peers and listeners and provide tools that will help them make the best decisions for themselves at home, at school, and in the community.
Some of these questions include:
Have you had a conversation about smoking with your parents?
Did weed impact your mental health? If yes, how? Was it impacted positively or negatively?
How does peer pressure play a part in your actions?
What do you think are the consequences of weed?
How does weed affect your creativity?
Disclaimer: Recreational use of marijuana is illegal for youth under the age of 21 in the state of Massachusetts. Fathers' UpLift does not endorse or encourage smoking under the age of 21. However, we do foster authentic conversations around the topic to help youth to be educated and informed on the risks of substance use and abuse at any age.
Money Talk | AFAR Podcast 305
This week, the Fathers' Uplift Team discuss money and try to understand how much of a man's worth should be tied to their ability to provide financially. It's another episode in Season 3's Kings' Dilemmas series, helping Kings navigate the dilemmas they face as leaders so they can make the best decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities.
I'm a Snitch | AFAR Podcast 304
This week the Fathers' Uplift Team discusses "Healthy Boundaries" and dive into how to create healthy boundaries with friends and family members.
It's another episode in our Kings' Dilemma series, helping kings to navigate the dilemmas they face as leaders so they can make the best decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Gimme That General Tsu | AFAR Podcast 303
This week the Fathers' Uplift team continues our discussions on struggles and obstacles faced by many men. Today, we talk about "Self Care Vs. Self Harm" and explore the fine line between pleasure and self-inflicted pain.
A Motel Love Story | AFAR Podcast 302
Don't miss this episode! This week the Fathers' Uplift Team discusses "How to find a loving partner," and we place Dr. Daniels in the hot seat for to share the amazing story of how he proposed to the wonderful Samantha Fils-Daniels.
It's another episode of our Kings' Dilemmas series, helping kings to navigate the dilemmas they face as leaders so they can make the best decisions for themselves, their family, and their community.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate | AFAR Podcast 301
We've got a brand new season of the #AFAR #Podcast for you as summer winds down. And to kick things off, we're starting a series called Kings Dilemma, in which we help kings to navigate the dilemmas they face as leaders so they can make the best decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities.
We begin with Episode 1: Peanut Butter & Chocolate. This week the Fathers' Uplift Team discusses depression and anxiety and offers tips on how to help preserve your mental health.