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Allan Shedlin, Founding DADvocate


4822 Bradley Boulevard


Chevy Chase, MD 20815




    The DADvocacy Consulting Group (DCG) acknowledges the vital roles of fathers and mothers alike. DADvocacy builds upon research that affirms that children, fathers, families, and communities are better off when fathers and children are positively engaged in each other’s lives. It includes an active, lifelong commitment to the physical, emotional, social, cognitive/academic, creative, and moral/spiritual well-being of children. DADvocacy takes deliberate actions and helps develop policies to support, encourage, and optimize opportunities for fathers, grandfathers, and father figures to be involved in children’s lives, and vice versa.


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    EXIT12 TOUR OF "FOR MY FATHER" [May 18-25 tentatively]
    Allan recently traveled to New Mexico to begin planning for a week-long, EXIT12 Memorial Day 2020 tour in the state. During his trip, he met with the NM Secretary of Veterans Affairs, as well as the President of the NM War Memorial, the Artistic Director and Executive Director of the National Dance Institute, representatives from the Wounded Warriors Project, and other prospective partners. All expressed interest and enthusiastic support for the program. To-date, DCG has helped raise half of needed $20K for the EXIT12 Dance Company's tour, which will include:

    • Screening of the award-winning Memorial Day 2019 video

    • A live performance of Daddy Appleseed Fund's commissioned "For My Father -- A Call to Arms" and additional selections from EXIT12's dance repertoire

    • Master classes, and

    • Workshops with veterans.

    If you are interested in making a contribution to match Daddy Appleseed Fund's challenge grant of $5K, please CONTACT US so we can provide tax-deductible information.

    Find out how to apply or nominate someone for a small grant through our Daddy Wishes Fund nonprofit partners.

    World Bank - March 16, 2017

    Founding DADvocate Allan Shedlin