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Fatherhood Summit planned Thursday

A project designed to get men more involved in the lives of their children, grandchildren and nephews is scheduled Thursday afternoon and evening in uptown Charlotte.

Communities in Schools and UNC Charlotte will team to sponsor the “Mecklenburg County Fatherhood Summit.” It is planned from 3-7 p.m. at the UNCC Center City campus, 320 East 9th Street.

She said the Project LIFT team has found a large void in family relationships where the fathers are absent or only minimally involved with their children.

Project LIFT is a group of west Charlotte schools which is receiving extra support from the Charlotte business and civic community. Communities in Schools is a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of support programs for more than 6,500 students in 45 high-need Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.

More than 120 people have registered for the event, which features dinner and a drawing for a flat-screen TV.

May Johnston of Communities in Schools says that while the program’s focus is on men, it is open to women, too.

There is no fee for the program; participants are asked to register in advance. You can do that online.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
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