Ketha Harrison, Break Chains Make Changes

Break Chains Make Changes is an organization to advocate fatherhood empowerment in the low income inner city. The organization would like to hold block parties in order to bring together fathers in four different Toledo neighborhoods. At these events, fathers would be provided: 1) a chance to connect & positively play with their young children, 2) meet employers to find jobs, or network to find better jobs 3) listen to a short talk by a peer providing practical skills of increasing positive relationships with their significant others and their family members overall. The goal for BCMC is to change the state of a father who was originally in a state of crisis and poverty.

Funds from SOUP will go toward planning the first neighborhood block party and purchasing necessary items such as a tent, food, bouncy house, tables and chairs, sound system, generator, porta-potties, and security.