One “Proud Poppa” on a mission to get fathers more involved
by Ying Chan Queens Ledger of The Greenpoint Star
The tale of Tyrone McCants’ upbringing is not an uncommon one. Born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx by a single mother, McCants, like many children, was affected tremendously by the absence of his father.
Following his layoff as executive assistant to a nonprofit organization that provided assistance to homeless women struggling with substance abuse, McCants founded Proud Poppas United, a not-for-profit organization based in Flatbush, Brooklyn, in 2008.The aim of Proud Poppas United is to increase the number of active fathers in the community and build awareness among fathers of the important roles they play in their children’s lives.Read more: Greenpoint Star – One “Proud Poppa” on a mission to get fathers more involved