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Fathers Club

Every month The Black Star Project's Fathers Club takes children to museums, zoos, conservatories, libraries, bookstores, amusement parks and other places where children can be educated, enlightened, entertained, and where men nurture and bond with their children or with children for whom they care.  Men in the Fathers Club pledge to be committed and engaged with their children throughout the year.

Events have been held at:

  • University of Illinois-Chicago Flames Basketball
  • Chicago White Sox
  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • Chicago Children's Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Bronzeville Children's Museum
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Garfield Park Conservatory
  • Chicago Historical Society
  • Sci-Tech "Hands-On" Museum in Aurora
  • Afrocentric Book Store

The Fathers Club addresses the issue of men not being substantially involved in the lives of their children and families.  The mission of the Fathers Club is to consistently, substantially and successfully educate Black children, and all children, with the involvement, investment, support and advocacy of their fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers and other significant male caregivers.


A good father is part of a good parent team and is critical to strong family structures.  Strong family structures produce children who are more centered, academically proficient and socially developed and are a valuable asset to their communities.  Better parents produce better communities, better schools and better students!  Members of the Fathers Club are committed to being better fathers for their families, better role models for their children, better husbands for their wives, and making a difference in their communities.  Even if a father and mother are living apart, fathers must remain active and involved in the lives of their children.

Please call the Fathers Club Program Director at 773.285.9600 for more information about this program.  For a schedule of upcoming Fathers Club outings, which are free and open to men, women and children of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds, please see our calendar of events.


National News and Campaigns

National Fathers Take Your Children to School Day 2013

National Fathers Take Your Children to School Day 2013

Fathers all over America:

Welcome to National Fathers Take Your Children to School Day/The Million Father March.

Join the November 12th Movement of Black Men in Action!

Join the November 12th Movement of Black Men in Action!

A Day of Planning and Organizing:
If "Occupy Wall Street" can be organized and executed in 3 days and if the Arab Spring can be launched in 4 days, how many days will it take for Black men to take control of the destiny of Black people in America and around the world?


Apply to join the Black Men of Honor Society in Chicago

Apply to join the Black Men of Honor Society in Chicago

We are now accepting applications for our new initiative called the Black Star Men of Honor Society.


Contact The Black Star Project:

ph: 773.285.9600
f: 773.285.9602

3509 South Martin Luther King Drive
Suite 2B
Chicago, IL 60653

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