Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters

by Fathering Together
Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters
Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters
Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters
Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters
Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters
Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters
Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters
Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters
Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters
Empowering Dads through School-Based Chapters

Summary

This fall, Fathering Together is launching school-based dad groups in local elementary schools to support deeper engagement between dads and their kids. These groups will work with school administration and parenting organizations like PTA/PTO. Our goal is to shift dads from "dropping off" their kids to "stepping in" to their children's development, education, and growth.

$50,000
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$49,900
remaining
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2
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Challenge

Our project is based on 3 interconnected problems. - The 1st is that schools assume moms are the primary parent. - This means, most school systems do not have an engagement strategy that targets dads. - Therefore, dads are left wondering how to get engaged in their children's education when they are implicitly told not to be involved.

Solution

Our project will connect dads with school officials and the PTA/PTO structure to develop a community of support, accountability, and action for dads* to increase their participation in their children's lives. Each month dads will meet and follow our curriculum to be more emotionally connected, confident, and courageous in their ability to create change in their school community. Quarterly events hosted by Fathering Together will virtually connect local communities to share success stories too.

Long-Term Impact

Multiple research studies have shown that when dads are involved, families and communities are healthier! - Children have higher self-esteem, form stronger attachments, and healthier relationships. - Moms have better mental health trajectories when partners took paternity leave and when gender equitable strategies are employed in the home. - Dads are healthier, show fewer signs of depression and have better longevity due to reduction in risky behaviors.

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Organization Information

Fathering Together

Location: Evanston, IL - USA
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Twitter: @FatherTogether
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Evanston, IL United States
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