NJ Fathers Matter Event June 7th 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mount Laurel

NJ Fathers Matter Event June 7th 2018

The focus of this event is to celebrate fatherhood, unite and inspire young fathers, promote success and cultivate healthy lifestyles. The conference is funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and hosted by Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey.

The event will be held on June 7th, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at ISC Mount Laurel

Save The Date Flyer

Save The Date Flyer (Spanish Version)

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Steve Perry:

Dr. Steve Perry is one of most sought after educators in America. Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, his charismatic and compelling voice is an inspiration.

He is the educator Oprah Winfrey, Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Bishop TD Jakes and Steve Harvey call on to offer insight to parents and children. A diverse array of politicians and groups, from the Urban League to ALEC, even President Donald Trump, have reached out to Dr. Perry to better understand what matters to parents.

Dr. Perry opened his third school, helped Steve Harvey write his new book “Jump,” has spoken in over 79 communities and completed his sixth book “Transparanting” within the past 12 months.  His impact is profound and varied and showing no signs of slowing down.

Dr. Steve Perry’s unique and powerful voice is respected and has been featured on MSNBC, Fox, CNN, Al Jazeera, TV One, BET and NBC as well as on the Oprah Winfrey network in multiple shows.  His courage and piercing insights provides a fascinating perspective that is not often found in public discourse.  Too often race, class, gender and political affiliations mute others voices. Dr. Perry fearlessly speaks from the heart, which births unpredictability.

Dr. Steve Perry is the voice of a generation, a people’s champion who has been fighting for disadvantaged children and families for 30 years. Passionate and surprisingly funny, Dr. Steve Perry is a man worth listening to.

Facebook | Twitter | Dr. Perry’s Official Website

Additional Speakers/Activities:

Flag Football Game

Dress to Impress Pop-up Shop

Job Recruiters

Arcade Games


Raffles & Prizes

Information and Resources



Event Registration

This event is for New Jersey fathers. Fathers may bring their children, but it is not required for children to attend. All organizations will be expected to register each father and staff member who plans to attend the event. Opening/closing dates for registration coming soon.

If you are a father, please register yourself here.  The first 15 fathers to preregister online will receive a kite at the door on the day of the event (winner must attend event in order to receive prize). 

If you are an organization, please register a group of fathers here.

Transportation Grant

Organizations may receive assistance with paying for a bus or other accommodations to transport fathers to the event.  Organizations with a group of 10 or more fathers may apply to receive $500.  Organizations with a group of 5 or more fathers may apply to receive $250.  To apply or for more information, click the link below. Transportation Grant applications are due no later than April 30th, 2018.

Transportation Grant Application

Transportation Grant Acknowledgement Form | W9 Form

Photo Release Forms

Photo Release Forms are to be signed by all guests attending the conference. Forms will be turned in to Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey the day of the event at the registration table.

Printable Form in English

Printable Form in Spanish

Most Valuable Dad (MVD) Awards

Nominate a father you know who stands out for exceptional strength, personal accountability, generosity, and motivation to succeed professionally, personally and as a father.  MVD Award winners will be announced at the event.  Nominees must be present to win.

Nominate a dad here! 

Father Event Advisory Committee:

Karen Andrade-Mims, UIH Family Partners

Andrea Aumitre, Camden School Based Youth Services Program

Deborah Brasch, Caring for Kids

Kareem Lovelace-Crump, Youth Advocate Program

Amy Dennis, Robins’ Nest, Inc.

David Sims, DCP&P Essex County

Floyd Morris, Children’s Futures

The project/publication described was supported by Grant Number SP1AH000046-01-01 awarded to NJ DCF by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health” and state funds.

Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NJ Department of Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.


Please contact Patty Mojta at 732-246-8060 ext. 135 or email at [email protected]

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Last Updated: 04/16/18