This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I am putting the spotlight on the dads who are teaching kids. In addition they are being a great role model in their communities. You can read about them and hopefully get inspired to help out your community. In addition, if there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Kreth Simmons – Teaching Kids To Play Tennis
Kreth Simmons is helping kids out at the Baseline Tennis Center. He has a love and a passion for tennis. His family loves tennis as well. His son, Elliot is the head coach of the women’s tennis team at Grambling State University. In addition, his daughter Emory became the defending state champion at Parkview High School. At the tennis center, he offers a chance to play and learn for families who otherwise might not get the chance to explore the world of tennis. Great work Kreth.
Scott Noye – Chef Dad’s Table
Chef Dad’s Table provides hands-on Vocational and Food Service Skills Training. In addition, Scott and his company looks to give an education to children and adults. Students enrolled in our classes learn to be savvy consumers and acquire kitchen skills. These skills will carry them throughout life. Chef Dad’s Table educates about food insecurity with the hope that they can help alleviate this hardship that affects so many. They partner with houses of worship and work in the community to help those who are food insecure.
Jason Brown – Farming With His Kids
Jason Brown and his wife, Tay, live with their children in North Carolina. Brown, who used to play in the NFL, walked away from a big NFL contract. He and his family bought a farm. Jason learned how to farm and then taught his kids those skills. Now they are growing and harvesting over 100,000 pounds of vegetables and fruits. They donate a lot of food to people in need. What a great way to pay it forward and to be an role model for his kids.
Kenneth Womack – Teaching Kids About Money At Chuck E Cheese
Kenneth Womack took his kids to Chuck E. Cheese. Besides having pizza and fun, he taught them a lesson about life and finances. When they walked in they were ready to play but as we passed the prize desk. Kenneth told them to pick out what they wanted. What they chose was 3500 tickets combined. He told them if you want that you’re gonna have to get enough tickets to buy it. He got them 100 minutes of free play. Womack was teaching his kids to work smarter not harder. He did this when he showed them the games that will maximize their “income” aka tickets for the rest of the time they had left.
Yes those games were less fun, but they understood that they had to do it to get what they wanted. So they hustled and by time it was over they had 4138 tickets. They achieved their goal with a little to spare for some candy. He told them in life it’s gone be things you can’t afford starting out but with hard work, determination, discipline, and studying you will be able to get what you want.