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  • An Open Letter to Fathers

    Being a dad is so important today because it’s an opportunity to empower the next generation of men and women to conquer whatever challenges may face them. It’s an opportunity to help shape their future. June is America's Great Outdoors Month, and finding a way to spend time with a son, daughter, or mentee outdoors can help shape the next generation of happy, healthy Americans.

  • Promoting Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Families

    A new report details the Obama Administration’s long-standing commitment to encourage all fathers to take responsibility for their children’s intellectual, emotional and financial well-being

  • From the Archives: Presidents as Fathers

    In celebration of fathers everywhere, here’s an album of Presidents with the people who know them simply as “Dad” and “Granddad.”

  • Honoring Fathers

    President Obama celebrated Father’s Day a little early with four dads at Kenny’s Barbeque Smokehouse in Northeast Washington, DC on Wednesday

  • What It Really Means to Be a Father

    After pulling his child out of school because of bullying, Bob Johnson had had enough. He became an advocate for The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network and since then his work has led to the Safe Schools Improvement Act and Student Non-discrimination Act legislation currently before lawmakers.

  • Out of Every Experience, You Can Gain a Lesson

    Over the last 30 years, Jerry Tello has dedicated his efforts to preventing and healing the pain of relationship/community violence, teen pregnancy, fatherless-ness and internalized oppression. In 1988, together with a group of other dedicated men, Jerry Tello developed the National Compadres Network, an organization dedicated to building and strengthening the positive involvement of Latino men in the lives of their children and families.

  • Responsible Fatherhood Strengthens Families and Communities

    Joseph Jones founded the Center for Urban Families to help strengthen urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability and economic success.

  • Showing up for Kids

    John Sowers was inspired to do something more for children without fathers, so he began The Mentoing Project's iniative to make sure that every young person in America that needed a mentor had one.

  • Shaping the Kind of Fathers Children Need

    The National Fathering Initiative has helped turn the growing awareness of the importance of involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood into growing action to give men the skills they need to be the kinds of fathers their children need them to be.

  • Helping Children Become Part of Something Greater

    There are 25 million children in America who don't live with their fathers, and a good number of those rarely or never see their dads. Just a quick look at the research will show you that fatherlessness comes with tragic, negative consequences for children and for our society. Casey Carey has made it his goal to make sure every child grows up with a father figure.