Those who know me typically learn very quickly that I really appreciate fatherhood. So much so that the idea of helping Partnership for Dads grow and meet is mission is pretty much a dream role for me. For Father’s Day, definitely one of my favorite times of the year, I did Stacy Hawkins Adams with the Richmond Times-Dispatch to discuss how important being a father is for me.
For years now, UNICEF USA‘s efforts to support the world’s children have included the recognition and support of fathers around the world. They’ve long since recognized that the father’s critical role in children’s early development, and kudos to them. A father’s active involvement with their children is one of their most important factors in a child’s opportunity for success in life.
Partnership for Dads was founded with a mission to help fathers become more involved parents and build strong families so that their children can have the best possible life. The importance of this effort and how we’re working to achieve our goals will be the focus of our lecture this weekend, where we discuss “Our Mission for Dads”.
“Fathers feel a lot of pressure as the providers for their families. It’s key that they are equipped with the tools to financially empower themselves and their households” says Dorethia Kelly, presenter at our 16th Annual Fathers Conference in 2016.
This LA Times report has an important message for Dads: “Pediatricians have a message for fathers: You’re more important to your child’s health and well-being than you — and we — might have realized.”
Partnership for Dads begins its new Interactive Dads campaign with MINECRAFT DAYS! Interactive Dads is a series of activities and events designed to provide dads and kids fun, social, and educational opportunities to interact and MINECRAFT DAYS! is a great way to start. In a partnership with the Southfield Public Library, dads, father figures, and their kids will come together to build and play on the biggest PC game to ever exist!