"Encouraging Brothers Through the Storms of Life"

In The Zoom Where It Happens

Next Man Up

Virtual Fatherhood Coaching

Our "Next Man Up - Fatherhood Certification Program helps fathers engage with their family, friends and community in ways that are healthy, nurturing and functional.  We are trained mentors, who provide wise counsel and resources to men. We remain deeply committed to supporting you as we all face the daily realities of together. During this time of stress and uncertainty, our mission remains unchanged — to Encourage Brothers Through the storms of Life! Social and emotional well-being is key to your whole health. That’s why we adapted our services to provide new tools and resources to help you and your family navigate the stress and anxiety.  Serving fathers in Richmond City and Henrico County.

Begin/Duration Dates:

Group 1 - Monday, September 14, 2020 to December 7, 2020 (no class on November 23rd)

Group 2 - Tuesday, September 15, 2020 to December 8, 2020 (no class on November 24th)

Group 3 - Thursday, September 17, 2020 to December 10, 2020 (no class on November 26th)

Meeting Place: Weekly via Zoom Link

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00pm

(To the tune of In the Room where it happens, Alexander Hamilton play)

Fifteen fathers and a facilitator log into a Zoom, philosophically opposed foes. They emerge with a new mindset having resources that were previously unexposed, bros. No one really knows how the game is played, the art of the trade, how fathers get made. We just assume that it happens!  But no one else is in the Zoom when it happens, the Zoom when it happens!

At MBK, we arrange the meeting, we arrange the link, the topic, the seating. No one knows how co-parents get to yes. Meantime children are traumatized in their game of chess. We just assume that it happens!  But no one else is in the Zoom when it happens, the Zoom when it happens!

Learn the art of the compromise. Control your emotions and strategize. We want our fathers to save the day and get a say in what they trade away. Have a dream of a brand-new start, hurled into fatherhood like a dart. My brothers, In God we trust, they’ll never really know what gets discussed. Cause no one else is in the Zoom when it happens, the Zoom when it happens!

Wanna be in the Zoom when it happens. You got to be in the Zoom, you got to be, you got to be in the Zoom when it happens! Click Zoom and it happens! 

 Contact Phil White at: [email protected] or

Stephan "Coach" Hicks at: [email protected]

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Business League and the Henrico Education Foundation

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Gold Member: 



Proud Member:

Metropolitan Business League


Corporate Sponsor:

Henrico Education Foundation


Featured and Awards

Featured in Richmond Magazine

Featured on Virginia this Morning

Featured in Urban Views

Featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch

Awarded The Spirit of Family and Fatherhood Practitioner by the Richmond Family and Fatherhood Initiative

Awarded The Power of Mentoring Award by Mentor Virginia

Awarded for Admirable Community Contributions by the Metropolitan Business League

Awarded the Community Partner of the Year by Caritas

Your Donation Makes A Difference!

We are encouraged by the impact MBK has had over the past 11 years however; there is still much to be done.  Your gift ensures that father’s hearts are empowered, bringing about a powerful transformation in their lives and the lives of their children.