BEING A DAD/GRANDDAD IS MORE THAN JUST WHO YOU ARE,
IT'S SOMeTHING YOU DO!
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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DADDY UP! WORKSHOP WITH ARMOR DOWN & WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Our next Armor Down/Daddy Up!™ workshop will be on January 18, 2020, in Fredericksburg, VA – in partnership with Armor Down and the Wounded Warrior Project. DCG and Armor Down co-created the program to help returning veterans make the best possible transition from their roles as warriors to their roles as daddies. More information about our next event date and location will be available soon.
DADDYING BLOG LAUNCH - WINTER 2019-20 [DATE TBD]
Coming this winter (2019-20), we will be launching the DADvocacy Consulting Group's Daddying Blog. Once up and running, our regular contributors will include DCG founding DADvocate Allan Shedlin and DCG Director of Communications Scott Beller. We're also accepting 3rd-party submissions from members of our DADvisory Team and other guest bloggers – including children/youth, child development, and other subject matter experts, mothers, and grandparents. Interested in guest blogging? Please contact us via Facebook or email via the website.
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