Fathers or Father figures are so important in a child's life that even the U.S. Government got involved in promoting its importance last year. On June 21, 2010, President Obama spoke about the Fatherhood and Mentorship Initiative and The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NFRC) was created.
The NFRC's primary objectives are:
- Promote responsible, caring, and effective parenting
- Enhance the abilities and commitment of unemployed or low-income father to provide material support for their families and to avoid or leave welfare programs
- Improve fathers' ability to effectively manage family business affairs
- Encourage and support healthy marriages and married fatherhood