May 17th, 2014 The RIDGE Project Featured on Dayton Fox 45
News Excerpt from Fox News Online (Fox45now.com)
Mothers and grandmothers often do a terrific job raising kids. But all too often they have no choice. Because today in America one in every three children grow up without fathers living at home.
And even when they do, many fathers today feel that society is undermining them. So Jack Atherton's report shows how two very different groups of dads are now gathering to work on fathering skills and to hold each other accountable.
When Curtis was a kid his father was behind bars. Then Curtis was imprisoned for most of his own son's childhood. Now that son is incarcerated too. Then Curtis joined The Ridge Project. Started by a convict, many of its members have done time separated from families that somehow had to scrape by without them. You'll see how Curtis is learning to communicate with his son's mother, how he's finally becoming acquainted with the child he never knew, and why he hopes making that effort will help his son find a better path.