Join a Tribe

Are you ready to have some fun and connect with your child? Now is the time! You will spend the next three years in the program with a tribe; a group of dads with kids of the same age and gender. We have found the optimal number for a tribe is between 6-10 pairs. Many tribes are formed with neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc. of the same age and gender.

Form a tribe

If you already know a group of dads/daughters or dads/sons that are interested in joining Y Guides, you can form your own tribe! All you have to do is get your tribe's registration forms and payments together and attend the First-Year Dads Training in September. Once you have all the forms completed, email them together to


The Y Guides staff has created a Facebook Group for dads trying to connect with potential tribemates. Whether you're a new participant looking to join a tribe OR you're part of an existing tribe that's hoping to add new members, visit the Facebook Group to connect with others.

Next Steps

Registration and Payment
All participants must fill out a Y Guides Registration Form, with payment attached. Everyone must attend a First-Year Dads Training, where registration forms and payment must be turned in for the entire Tribe.

If your Tribe doesn't have all the forms and payments for all the members at the First-Year Dad Training, they must be turned into the Y Guides office by Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 (address: 801 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27607).

First-Year Dad Training Dates
Sept. 9, 7 - 9 p.m., McKimmon Center (Wake County and surrounding counties)
Sept. 10, 7 - 9 p.m., University Club at University Tower (Durham County and Orange County)
Sept. 11, 7 - 9 p.m., McKimmon Center (Wake County and surrounding counties)

Learn more about first-year dads trainings. 


Visit our FAQs page or email

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