Meet the Founder
Melvin White is an accomplished Early Childhood Practitioner, educator in urban schools, author, scholar, and emerging thought-leader on the complexities of fatherhood in America. As a devoted family man, Mr. White shares his findings in his research, writings, and talks that shed light on ideas and solutions that moves fathers from the sideline into the game during the critical years of child development and beyond despite the challenges societal norms have placed.
He holds an Associates of Science degree in (Early Childhood Education) from Cuyahoga Community College, a Bachelor of Business Administration in (Organizational Management) from Tiffin University, and a Maters of Science degree in (Leadership) from Walden University.
His journeys have allowed him to serve as an early childhood educator for Head Start and preschool programs, educator for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health “Prevent Premature Fatherhood Program” in urban middle and high schools, Cleveland Job Corps program, college instructor, keynote speaker, and the host of many fatherhood and youth events.
He currently sits on the committee for Cuyahoga County’s Starting Point’s “Men in Early Childhood Education, The Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative Steering Committee, and the Healthy Fathering Collaborative of Greater Cleveland.
He currently serves as the Founder/Managing Partner of Frat Dads "Fraternity for Dads,"a community-based organization designed to provide fathers the tools to navigate through those crucial years of early childhood and beyond. His belief is if dads can be a part of a brotherhood of fathers to provide that support and knowledge on the complexities of children then they are better suited to engage in the critical role of fatherhood.
In addition to Frat Dads, he serves as Family Support Specialist for Say Yes Cleveland, he is a facilitator for the Cuyahoga County Bootcamp for New Dads for Cleveland Clinic Foundation and MetroHealth Hospitals.