A Father-Son Intervention to Reduce Risk Behavior and Inequality of Life Chances among Black and Latino Youth

Project Goal: Fathers Raising Responsible Men (FRRM) is a novel father-son intervention designed to reduce adolescent risk behavior and improve future life chances. This intervention draws on a theoretical framework of paternal influence designed to foster improved life chances thereby reducing inequality among adolescent males of color. The goal of this study is to reduce adolescent risk behavior by building capacity among father-son dyads for effective communication, greater father involvement, father role modeling related to the meaning of “manhood” and recognition of fathers as a lever to shape adolescent males’ future goals and aspirations.

Awarded By

  • William T. Grant Foundation



  • $600,000.00


  • November 2018 - October 2021