June 18, 2014 Local Dads Storm the Field at Toledo Mud Hens Stadium
State Non-profit, The RIDGE Project, hosts 'Catch With Dad Night' after Mud Hen's GameAs an extension of their Father's Day activities designed to highlight the importance of fatherhood, the RIDGE Project (www.theridgeproject.com) hosted "Catch With Dads" – a night where fathers could come on the field after the game and play a game of catch with their children. This is the second year in a row that the Toledo Mud Hens have partnered with The RIDGE Project to encourage dads to be involved with their kids.
June 12, 2014 Hollywood Celebrity Joins the Cast at The RIDGE Project's Film Camp
Rachel McCord Joins Star-Studded Lineup for Camp Finale Rachel McCord - Showtime Host, Author, and Hollywood Consultant will speak during the student film festival at The RIDGE Project's (www.theridgeproject.com) TYRO Rites of Passage Film Camp on Thursday June 12th. McCord is a well-known consultant and socialite in Los Angeles, California, and has a social media platform of over 60,000 followers (www.themccordlist.com) as well as an extensive network of agents, publicists, and celebrities, which includes her sister AnnaLynne McCord, star of TV's Beverly Hills 90210. McCord has been featured in many news outlets for her work including: US Weekly and UK Vogue. As a consultant, she works with A-list celebrities, Fortune-500 Brands, and aspiring artists.
June 9, 2014 Nationally Recognized Expert on Fatherhood to Appear in Bowling Green
A nationally-recognized author and family relationship expert will be speaking at both Father's Day morning services Sunday, June 15th at Dayspring Church (www.dayspringbg.org), 17360 N. Dixie Highway, Bowling Green, Ohio. Ron Tijerina, who is Co-Executive Director of The RIDGE Project, will be speaking at the 9 and 11a.m. services. Tijerina is known for his passionate advocacy of strong families and has taken his message to the White House as well as venues across the country.
May 22nd, 2014 "Catch with Dad" Nights Encourage Fathers to be Involved with their Children
Many fathers want to be more involved in their children's lives but are at a loss when it comes to creative ways to do so. With Father's Day approaching, The RIDGE Project is once again providing a fun way for dads to connect with their kids. For the second straight year, the agency is partnering with minor league baseball as a medium for this.
May 22nd, 2014 RIDGE Project Recognized for Strengthening the Role of Fathers
Today, in a recognition ceremony during the Ohio Fatherhood Summit, the Ohio Practitioners' Network for Fathers and Families (www.ohiofathers.org) honored The RIDGE Project with the Fatherhood Achievement Award, for their exemplary model of achievement in promoting healthy fatherhood. Click here to read the full press release
May 17th 2014 The RIDGE Project Featured on Dayton Fox 45
May 17th, 2014 The RIDGE Project Featured on Dayton Fox 45 News Excerpt from Fox News Online (Fox45now.com) Mothers and grandmothers often do a terrific job raising kids. But all too often they have no choice. Because today in America one in every three children grow up without fathers living at home.
May 1 2014 Out of Sight Gala Event
Legislators, philanthropists, representatives from the entertainment industry, major state employers, prison officials, ministers, national evaluators and researchers, and social service agencies convened at the Villa Milano on the evening of April 29th. In 2013 the Ohio Legislature passed a resolution designating April to be the Forgotten Victims of Crime awareness month
April 27th 2014 Ridge Project Featured in the Toledo Blade
From an article in the Toledo blade When he was 23 years old, he no longer felt like he belonged. Too many homies dead or locked up. Twelve days after finishing a 90-day sentence at the Correctional Treatment Facility he saw his best friend face down on a central-city parking lot, dead from a single gunshot wound in the back of the head. Dead at 20 because of a song.
March 3 2014 Southwest Office opening
Since 2000 The RIDGE Project has offered programming and resources aimed at strengthening families in Ohio. On Tuesday March 18th , the non‐profit agency will host a grand opening event to both celebrate their new location at 4699 Salem Ave in Dayton and to further inform Southwest Ohioans of the services offered there. The open house will run from 11AM until 5:30.