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KITS Founder Slated Among International Authors at Upcoming Families and Fathers Conference

Updated: Jan 14, 2021

21st Annual Poster
21st Annual Poster

Kids in the Spotlight Founder/Executive, Director and author of "Not Your 9-to-5 Girl," Tige Charity, invites all to join her and a stellar line-up of authors for opening night of the 21st Annual Families and Fathers National Conference, February 24-27 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport located at 5711 W. Century Blvd. The opening night gala is sponsored by Barnes & Nobles.

The conference will include over 50 workshops, Fireside chats, and an exciting Roundtable series. To register, visit: or call 1-424-225-1323.

Why is this conference special? The immediate answer is based on an event focusing on the impact fathers have on the lives of children, families, and communities from varying perspectives. Ask yourself, “Do we have programs with commitment and purpose in seeking greater outcomes for children?” Regardless of how you answer as an individual, practitioner, or from an organizational perspective, enrolling in this conference will help advance strategies to work with fathers, enhance strengthening families’ initiatives, early-childhood programming, prevention programs, and more. Hosting the 21st Annual Families and Fathers Conference would not be able to happen without our sponsors and a wonderful team of volunteers. Next Level 2020 Featured Sponsors include The Annie E. Casey Foundation; The California Endowment Foundation; Data Caliper; State of California First 5; The Law Office of Jeffery M. Leving; and Los Angeles County Child Support Services.

When cultivated, the power of vision we have from childhood through adulthood turns aspirations into reality. The theme for this conference, Next Level, is a place to cultivate the aspirations of attendees with some of the finest presenters and speakers, regardless if you are attending as a mom or dad, new working with children and families, an expert in your professional field, or an executive building a model to strengthen families. The agenda is a conduit of envisioning the wellbeing of children through the dynamic professional development and interpersonal events hosted by Fathers and Families Coalition of America.

A unique strength of this conference is the co-creation of connections that have formed sustained professional relationships and resources throughout the United States and internationally. We are honored to announce guest speaker, and 2020 national leadership honoree, Honorable Lynn Johnson, Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson has confirmed joining Fathers & Families Coalition of America's 21st Annual Conference, February 24-27, 2020. We will honor her at our closing gala, the Drs. Ramon & Yolanda Nieves Family Affair Gala, Thursday night with the Honorable John S. Martinez National Leadership Award. Under her leadership are numerous programs impacting the lives of millions of children and families. Grammy Award Winning Artist – Todd “Speech” Thomas founder of A