Cambridge dads: in their own words

What does fatherhood mean to you?

We are now seeking original writing submissions of any kind and length (including essays, poems, rap-lyrics, reflections, etc.) from Cambridge dads to be collected and displayed at a prominent city location.  The public will get a glimpse into what being a dad truly means to the men who live it.

Deadline:  Monday, August 31, 5 p.m.

One lucky dad will have his entry selected by Scout Cambridge Magazine to be featured in an upcoming issue!


Need help getting started?  We have two free drop-in sessions to help you get started or to work on your piece….come on by!

Wednesday, July 29th, 6-8 p.m., Agenda for Children, 119 Windsor Street, Ground Floor

Monday, August 17th, 6-8 p.m., Center for Families, Back of the Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave., Door #10


To enter, email submissions to Luis at with the subject “Fatherhood,” and include registration info: full name; age (optional); phone #; age of child(ren).  You can also drop your submission off at the Agenda for Children or Center for Families (addresses above) during normal business hours.

Sponsored by Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and the Center for Families.

Note: By participating in “Cambridge Dads: In Their Own Words,” I am consenting to the release of my written piece and/or photo/artwork to be used for all purposes surrounding promotion, execution, and physical display of the project by the Center for Families and Agenda for Children.


Dads Words