First3Years welcomes Aaron Fields as Just Beginning Coordinator
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Fredrick Douglass
Aaron Fields joined First3Years in October of 2016 as the coordinator of the Just Beginning Program. Aaron has a strong interest in research and policy related to issues that are vital to children and their families. In May of 2016 Aaron graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a double major in Speech Language Pathology and Child Development. He is currently in the Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders graduate program at UTD.
Aaron brings experience and passion in working with children and families from his previous work as a G-Force Mentor with the Dallas Independent School District, and as a Student Volunteer at the Center for Children and Families at UTD. Through this work Aaron is helping shape the world’s responses to challenges and opportunities regarding children’s health, learning environments, education, safety, and financial and economic security. Aaron’s top priority is to make an unforgettable impact in the lives of children and their families all over the world, and his contributions are being noted in his work with First3Years.
To Aaron, the most exciting thing about his role is that he gets to provide young fathers the tools and resources to connect emotionally with their child. Aaron knows he can also support fathers’ mental health by supporting a lifetime of positive mental health in their children, even in the midst of other challenging circumstances in fathers’ lives.
What makes the job fulfilling for Aaron is that he gets the opportunity to have young fathers understand they matter a great deal not only in society but in their children’s lives as well.
“A father’s influence can determine a child’s social life, grades at school, and future achievements. Involved fathers = successful children. The father effect starts in the womb of the mother,” shares Aaron.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles Swindoll