Our Vision

Empower young adult males with the skills to improve life outcomes.


Friday Is Tie Day, Inc. (FITD) is incorporated as a nonprofit organization in New Jersey with federal 501 c3 status pending founded by Darrell Edmonds, MS in May 2013.  The mission of FITD is to empower young and adult males with the skills to improve life outcomes.  This will ultimately make better son, brothers, and fathers.  We empower young men through mentoring.  The Friday Is Tie Day teen movement is geared towards young men in grades 8-12.  So much of popular culture teaches our young people to be rude, arrogant, and disrespectful. It is our intention to "buck the culture" and start something new (or revive something old).  We encourage teens in any school to start wearing ties to school on Friday. For one day a week, they will make a deliberate effort to not only dress like gentlemen but to also act like gentlemen. We anticipate that these trend setting young men will have a positive impact on the entire school environment.

We empower adult males through our responsible fatherhood initiative.  We meet once a month with dads for a breakfast and we use a proven curriculum called All Pro Dad.  All Pro Dad is an initiative by Family First.  This innovative and unique program is for every father.  We strive to help fathers become passionate about their role in their family’s life.  We strive daily to provide them every resource needed to rightly train up their children and give them a hopeful future.  Our aim is to interlock the hearts of the fathers with their children and as a byproduct the hearts of the children to their dads.


Darrell Edmonds
Executive Director,
Friday is Tie Day

 Friday is Tie Day Crew

Friday is Tie Day Crew