Nurturing Creative Expression
REEL FATHERS is a Santa Fe-based social nonprofit founded in 2009 to support fathers, youth, and families in building strong, vital relationships. We work with men to add meaning, enjoyment, and skill to the lived experience of fatherhood. We work with youth to provide a felt understanding of personal identity and how it’s shaped by father, family, and culture. In 2022, we served over 700 youth in four schools with a highly engaging program of social emotional learning featuring expressive writing and visual art work. This creative approach helps meet an urgent need of many youth who are struggling with family disruption, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
The Santa Fe Community Foundation invited local nonprofits to submit stories related to our September topic of Education.