"Strengthening families by empowering males
and increasing community linkages"
"High quality and wide ranging skill-building
materials, interactive workshops and training"
"Helping fathers understand their influence and
responsibilities to become nurturing parents"
Jeffrey Rascoe has hosted this Father's Day event for 18 years and it originated from his thoughts about fathers and men, who were positive role models affecting change in younger generations, not having plans on Father's Day. His desire was to do something to celebrate and show appreciation to Fathers, making Father's Day more meaningful and memorable. It was at this point, that J-Raz Annual Father's Day Cookout was born.