Sunday, December 2, the Greer Campaign honored nine Tennessee dads at their Second Annual Fatherhood Banquet.
The Jackson, Tennessee non-profit organization is in its second year and holds parenting classes for local fathers. The classes aim to inform fathers of their rights and responsibilities to their children, and help them reach their full potential. Think of Sunday’s banquet as the Greer Campaign’s graduation ceremony.
(EDIT: We were asked over e-mail and below in comments to remove our header image due to, you know, legal stuff. The request came from Strong Fathers Strong Families, the originator of many “Bring Your Dad to School” programs that have been running for over 10 years now. We complied.)
If you’re a father living in New York, you’re urged to take your child to school or Head Start on September 20th. A program called “Dads Take Your Child To School” has taken root and is growing every year.
The program is a collaboration between [breath] the Administration for Children and Families, Region II, New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and Office of Children and Family Services, the Stronger Families New York Coalition, other statewide partners, and New York City agencies including the Departments of Youth and Community Development, Education, the Mayor’s Office, and the Administration for Children’s Services.
So, long story short: A study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, helmed by director Deborah Cobb-Clark, states that while teenage boys without fathers are more likely to turn to crime, teen girls are unaffected.
And as the studies always find, having an involved dad is great, but just having a dad in the home cuts down boys’ involvements in criminal and delinquent activity.
Wait, wait, wait. But…what about daughters?
National Fatherhood Initiative’s InsideOut Dad is a hit, according to a study at Rutgers University.
The NFI’s InsideOut Dad program was launched in 2005 to help inmate fathers re-connect …