MBRACE Fatherhood is an organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, encouraging, and celebrating fatherhood through educating and empowering Fathers. MBRACE Fatherhood seeks to improve the lives of children and create a healthy Fathering and family building that will impact future generations by inspiring and equipping Fathers and Step-up Fathers to be actively engaged in the lives of their children.
MBRACE Fatherhood has it's Mission to help Fathers and Step-up Fathers better connect, raise the consciousness of the need for positive Father involvement, and educate men and women about the importance of healthy Father-child relationships. Improving the lives of children by raising awareness and resources for greater father involvement; and inspiring Fathers and Step-up Fathers to be more engaged physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially.
There is a yearning in every child to be loved, connected to, protected by, and identified with her/his father. There exists an innate comfort and assurance when responsible and healthy fathers are present and actively involved.
When their father is readily available to impart his wisdom, be an example, share his experiences, and sprinkle his spirit, our children are able to achieve and excel and to explore and soar. The Spirit of Fatherhood speaks to this truth as it reveals both the wonderful rewards of fatherhood and the distressing ramifications of fatherlessness.
S. Bruce “Olamina” Stevenson aka (Olamina Osatude) is a father, an entrepreneur, author, and community activist. The founder of MBRACE Fatherhood, which is an organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, encouraging, and celebrating fatherhood by educating and empowering fathers and also advocating for their families and children. He has served as the National Co-Scribe for the Afrikan National Rites of Passage Kollective and as one of the Co-Founders of the Baltimore Rites of Passage Kollective. He currently serves as a chairperson for the Roots of Scouting and is a member of the Egbe Akokunrin Men’s Society. Mr. Stevenson is the owner of Hunny Do, LLC, which is a home improvement company serving Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Most notably, Mr. Stevenson is the proud and committed father of three children and a dedicated and loving “Step-Up Dad” to the daughters he claims as his own.