This program taught me I have to be there all the time for A'Mier, so that he can have a good life."

Lattie Dark

Lattie Dark is a big man with a big heart.

Lattie Dark is a big man with a big heart. When he heard his niece was not able to care for her son, A’Mier, in a healthy environment, Lattie stepped in and brought A’Mier to live with him and his family. A’Mier was just a baby. Lattie and his wife had already raised five children, but something in Lattie knew he wanted to do the best job he could with A’Mier. Lattie and A’mier came to the Partnership’s Block Party in 2013, where he learned about the Nurturing Parents program. Lattie signed up and became a star pupil. “This program taught me so much. It taught me I have to be there all the time for A’Mier and be involved in his life, so that he can have a good life.” Today, A’Mier is a thriving three-year old, attending a Head Start pre-school. And Lattie bursts with pride every time A’Mier looks up at him and calls him “dad.” “I owe so much to the Partnership and the Nurturing Parents program. It has made me a better father for A’Mier and that means so much to me.”