Stronger Than My Father Newsletter
March 2023
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The Covenant School
Our thoughts are with The Covenant School during this very difficult time. We extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of the families
and their loved ones.
A Word from our Executive Director
Executive Director

I would first like to say that I, along with all of our team are sincerely heartbroken over the very tragic event that took place at The Covenant School in Nashville. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families, staff and all who were impacted by that senseless act.

As I reflect on all that is happening in the world around us, it strengthens my commitment to continue the work we're doing here at Stronger Than My Father. It is important to me that we do all we can to build the children, youth and families in our community. It takes all of us, together and united to make positive impacts that will make a difference. We would love for you to join us in this effort.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

In solidarity,


Marcus Meneese, Sr.
Our Upcoming Events
2023 Give a Child Hope Golf Classic
Our annual ‘Give a Child Hope’ Golf Classic, benefits our community, youth, and family programs. The proceeds from this event will be used to help support our Stronger Sons Mentorship program, the Hope Leadership Academy Before & After School program, the Youth Empowerment Summer Camp (Y.E.S.), the Reading & Literacy Intervention program and our numerous community engagement initiatives.

We invite you to be a part of this exciting fundraising event, by becoming a sponsor or player. Click the link below or visit our website at: to register or find out more about this and other events and programs.
Stronger Sons Mentorship Program
The Power of Positive Decision Making
We are building stronger sons in our mentoring program. In this month's session, the young men learned the valuable lesson of making the right choices. The intense activity showed them how their decisions can directly impact the lives of others. They learned that they must think BEFORE THEY MAKE A MOVE!

We are thankful for the opportunity to pour into the lives of these young men. Special thanks to all of our mentors for their sacrifice of time and labor of love.
Stronger Than My Father Podcast
The Stronger Than My Father Podcast talks about ‘all things’ fatherhood and brings awareness the the many issues children and families deal with in day to day life.

Upcoming Guests: Tamela Ensrud -Hope Leadership Academy parent; Jason Ridgel -Owner of Guidance Whiskey and Troy Smith of Pinnacle Ban.

Special thanks to our podcast producer Mr. Jim McCarthy.
Hope Leadership Academy
Exciting things are always happening at Hope!

At Hope Leadership Academy our students enjoy the opportunity to engage in meaningful and fun activities after school, while building lasting relationships with their friends and peers. The staff carve out time daily to assist students with their homework assignments as well as prepare exciting curriculum projects. One thing we hear students tell their parents often is: "you picked me up too early"! Our team loves reminding them that there's more fun awaiting them tomorrow!
Reading & Literacy Intervention Program
Dr. Quanasha Starks or "Dr. Q" as the students affectionately call her works hard facilitating lessons and preparing students for reading readiness.
Students work diligently and put in hard work! They have made significant progress since the beginning of the program. We are extremely proud of them!
Summer Enrichment Camp
Youth Empowerment Summer Camp
Now Enrolling
The school year is just about over. Can you believe it? Summer will be here before you know it. We are making preparation for a fun filled time this summer!