2018 Father Appreciation Event


The focus of this event is to celebrate fatherhood, unite and inspire young fathers, promote success and cultivate healthy lifestyles. The conference is funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and hosted by Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey. The event will be held on June 7th, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at ISC Mount Laurel

Save The Date Flyer

Save The Date Flyer (Spanish Version)

Keynote Speaker:


Additional Speakers/Activities:

  • Flag Football Game
  • Dress to Impress Pop-up Shop
  • Job Recruiters
  • Arcade Games
  • Food
  • Raffles & Prizes
  • Information and Resources
  • More!


Event Registration

This event is for New Jersey fathers. Fathers may bring their children, but it is not required for children to attend. All organizations will be expected to register each father and staff member who plans to attend the event. Opening/closing dates for registration coming soon.

If you are a father, please register yourself here. 

If you are an organization, please register a group of fathers here.

Transportation Grant

Organizations may receive assistance with paying for a bus or other accommodations to transport fathers to the event.  Organizations with a group of 10 or more fathers may apply to receive $500.  Organizations with a group of 5 or more fathers may apply to receive $250.  To apply or for more information, click the link below. Transportation Grant applications are due no later than April 30th, 2018.

Transportation Grant Application (coming soon)

Transportation Grant Acknowledgment Form | W9 Form

Photo Release Forms

Photo Release Forms are to be signed by all guests attending the conference. Forms will be turned in to Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey the day of the event at the registration table.

Printable Form in English

Printable Form in Spanish

Most Valuable Dad (MVD) Awards

Nominate a father you know who stands out for exceptional strength, personal accountability, generosity, and motivation to succeed professionally, personally and as a father.  MVD Award winners will be announced at the event.  Nominees must be present to win.

Nomination form coming soon!


Are you interested in being an exhibitor at this event?  Please contact Gabrielle Echevarrieta at [email protected]


Father Event Advisory Committee:

  • Karen Andrade-Mims, UIH Family Partners
  • Andrea Aumitre, Camden School Based Youth Services Program
  • Deborah Brasch, Caring for Kids
  • Kareem Lovelace-Crump, Youth Advocate Program
  • Amy Dennis, Robins’ Nest, Inc.
  • David Sims, DCP&P Essex County
  • Floyd Morris, Children’s Futures

The project/publication described was supported by Grant Number SP1AH000046-01-01 awarded to NJ DCF by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health” and state funds.

Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NJ Department of Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Adolescent Health.


Please contact Patty Mojta at 732-246-8060 ext. 135 or email at [email protected]