" I was a father incarcerated. I had completed more than 5 years in prison, away from my children. I did not get visits from my children while I was incarcerated. I was bitter and angry, but I still missed my kids. I got out on parole and I really did not know how to be a father. I had been locked up for the last five years. I was clean, I was sober, but I still did not know what being a father was all about. I could not look my children in the face, after being away for so long. I did not have a job yet, had nothing to offer them. I found out about the Academy on Facebook. When I started following the Academy, I started learning stuff ,I did not know. So I contacted the Academy and I am so happy that I found this place. OMG, my whole life changed! I actually have a relationship with the kids mother, that is positive for the first time. I got involved in my kids schooling. I never thought that would be something I would be doing. I felt like a man, a real man, my mind was wide open and I was thankful and blessed! Thank you Academy of Fathers!