Jeff has expanded his vision to include children in the Charlotte Mecklenburg schools. His non-profit volunteer organization, Be There Dad, is currently assisting 14 elementary schools and two middle schools, helping fathers and other concerned adults find ways to serve children, their schools, and the community.
On this weekday, I had plenty of work waiting on my desk. But I was patient and stay engaged. I was reminded of the words of Pastor David Chadwick , “Children spell love T-I-M-E.” A little time from my day.
As Be There Dads, we accept the responsibility to raise our children. Like the movie, we gladly help them draw up mission plans so they can reach for the moon and return safely. But, then there are the glitches on the mission.
These guys had options. They could have easily been home stretched out on a sofa or they could have been at this same basketball game with others their own age thinking about themselves. But instead, they chose to give children that precious gift we talk about over and over – their presence.
Unlike many folks, I still read the newspaper. Long ago someone taught me to read the comics first and that is some of the best advice I ever received.
If you believe that Male Engagement is critical for all children, this conference will equip you to make it happen.
Merry Christmas Everyone! As you contemplate those last minute gifts and donations to charity, we hope you will remember Be There Dad and the children we hope to impact. Among other activities in 2017, Be There Dad will: Support Dads groups in 18 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Chair the statewide PTA Male Engagement Conference Coordinate a…
November 29 will be celebrated globally as Giving Tuesday. On that day, after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, people all over the world will join together to help others by donating to good causes.
Every fall my children and I engaged in an annual tradition. Just before Halloween, we carved our jack o’ lantern together. For twenty years it had always been the same. But, it was also much more.
August may be my favorite month. For many young athletes, it is a time of new beginnings. Football and other fall sports renew practice in a big way.