"Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his words” ~ Unknown

a special message from our conference chair

CONFERENCE CHAIR/VISIONARY

PATRICK J. PATTERSON, MSW, MPH

​FOUNDER, GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR FATHERS & FAMILIES


Dear 2015 Male Achievement Conference Family! 


THANKS to your SHARES and PRAYERS and the support from great sponsors, planning committee members, and volunteers, the 2015 Male Achievement Conference was a LIFE CHANGING experience for 560 confirmed Men and Boys of Color, their families, and community members. Attendees were from all throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Missouri, California, Delaware, and Illinois to name a few places that we met and made new friends and colleagues.  IT WAS AMAZING!  The connections and reconnections that were made between Fathers and sons, Mothers and sons, parents, families, and community leaders were truly POWERFUL!  There were so many Men and Boys who shared break through and “ah-ha” moments from the speakers and connecting with others . . it was unbelievable.  Attendees, especially the Fathers and Young Men RAVED about keynote speeches from Mr. Kenneth Braswell, director of President Obama’s National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (in Washington, DC) and Mr. Marcus Lattimore, former USC GREAT, and all of the the workshop speakers and sessions!  It was amazing and I hope that you were there to experience this with us!


If not, below are links to the photo gallery capturing the amazing time that we had together at the conference!  Please Enjoy and let’s stay in touch!


Sincerely, 
Patrick J. Patterson, MSW, MPH
2015 Male Achievement Conference
Chair/Visionary