“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.



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 had to pause our after-school program due to COVID-19. COVID-19 has put a real damper on my after-school program and our youth empowerment summer camp had be cancel. Over these past few months, I was really face with a decision many business owners were facing. Should I close my business or try to continue. One day during the summer, I was really depressed, and I was at my breaking point. I was watching one of my favorite movies the Five Heartbeat. There was a scene in the movie where Robert Townsend and his sister were sing a song “We haven’t finish yet”. As the song was playing, I realize that I have more work to do with Stronger than My Father and God wasn’t finish with me yet. I hope this blog really encourage you to finish the work that God has place on your heart to do. One of my favorite bible scriptures is Philippians 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

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 people early is critical to establishing integrity and upstanding moral beliefs that will last them a life time. So, here we are. I can’t do this alone. You can have a positive impact, I promise you that. And you will get back 10 fold what you put in, I promise you that. Not only is this about building better individuals, this is about affecting a community of change, and breaking the cycle.