Life Takes Dad Startup
Organized by: Allan Stockellburg
I want to ask you a question. What is expected from the men in our families? Before you start rattlin' off responses like leadership, responsibility, economic stability, unconditional love or anything like that, I would like to paint you picture. To get a reaction of "Ahhhh! He is going to be such a good dad!" what does a a man need to do in a room full of women and a baby? I'll give you 3 seconds to ponder.
Literally all he needs to do is PICK UP THE BABY!!! Am I right? The parental bar of expectations is so low for men that merely showing up grants him father of the year status and makes his partner the target of envy for all her friends. This bar needs to get raised, and the only way that is going to happen is through community action. This is why I am seeking startup funds to open Tucson's very first nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the importance of father involvement and support through parenting education for all dads. All funds raised will go directly to fees for incorporating, purchasing curriculum and licensing for Life Takes Dad. The more we raise the more programs we can bring to Tucson. Remember, this is not a donation. This is an investment in our community.