William W. Denson, founder of A Father Forever (AFF) was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia. “The Country Boy from the Hills of Pennsylvania,” Denson is an Air Force Vietnam-era veteran and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
William nurtured a personal relationship with motivational guru Les Brown in the 80’s and attended his workshop “Speaking For A Living.” Soon afterwards the fire was lit. A member of “Toastmasters,” William was invited numerous times to speak on television host “The Paul Denby Show,”
Over thirty years ago, founder Denson acknowledged the vision during his twenty years as a baseball and basketball coach at Los Angeles YMCA’s and city parks. His affinity for teaching children led him to become an elementary, middle school and high school teacher in Los Angeles and Inglewood Unified School Districts. William received rave reviews from the Los Angeles County Office of Education by developing and teaching a curriculum for an after-school program, “Etiquette Program For Young Males” (EPYM).
In January 1995, the vision resulted in a documentary on fathers. This dynamic five-part documentary was acknowledged by The Roy Dean Scholarship Fund in Hollywood, California. In 2003, the state of California acknowledged AFF as a charity and faith-based organization and became nationally known as a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. The challenge of providing education, motivation and inspiration for men began. The transformation of the mind leads fathers and father figures on a journey of standing tall, loving, teaching, engaging, hard work, disciplining and protecting their children. One father at a time; our motto simply states; “I Choose To Be A Father Forever!” Our motto depicts personal ownership as a father.