Stronger Than My Father helps young people succeed in life by providing academic assistance, character development and spiritual enrichment during their formative years
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“Stronger than My Father’s mission is to educate, inspire and transform today’s youth and families to fulfill their God-given purpose.”

Marcus Meneese, Founder of Stronger Than My Father

Programs we are passionate about

Stronger Than My Father knows how important it is to invest in and enrich each life we touch. We strive to prepare for youth for educational achievement in hopes to build dignity and a sense of responsibility. Ensuring that the safety of the youth we serve is of the utmost importance. Below are some of core programs that help us accomplish our mission.

Breaking the Fatherless Cycle


Students enrolled in Hope Leadership Academy


Reading Hours


Mentoring Hours per week


Homework hours per week

Our Supporting Partners

A Word from Marcus

Marcus has worked actively as a youth mentor, where he enjoys teaching, coaching and developing young men to become responsible men and eventually good fathers.

Follow Marcus’s blog to learn more about him.

We haven’t finished yet

2020 has been a year like I have never seen before. Stronger than My Father was experiencing its best year since our program started in 2013. Hope Leadership Academy had its highest enrollment at one hundred and twenty-three students, and we were planning our big end of the school year celebration. March 19th, 2020, we…

Spreading the word, and calling all the troops

The reason I have created this site is to build an army of mentors to help engage youth in our community who are without a key “father-figure” in their life. This is about addressing root causes that have long-term implications. A mentor plays many roles; teacher, counselor, friend, team mate, and the list continues. Reaching these young…