This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I highlighting a group of dads that are working with Fathering Together. Fathering Together recently started the This Working Dad Care program. Brian Anderson and Chris Lewis over at Fathering Together are asking working dads to show that they care. Here are a few dads that are working on showing that they care. Make sure you pre-order Brian’s book, here. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Antoine Johnson – Buffalo Responsible Fatherhood Initiative
Antoine Johnson is Program Manager of the Buffalo Responsible Fatherhood Initiative at Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network. As a fatherhood practitioner, Johnson’s work focuses on promoting father involvement to improve the lives of children and families through healthy male engagement. Johnson is a Buffalo native, husband, and father of one baby girl. He is a graduate of McKinley High School class of 2012 and the University at Buffalo. In addition, Johnson is a minister who regularly attends Edison Street Community Church, and is passionate about “doing work that matters” and that uplifts the people he feels he’s been called to serve.
Keegan Albaugh – Dad Guild
Keegan’s passion for being a father can undoubtedly be traced back to the hundreds of hours he spent as a child watching Full House reruns. When the dream of having a child became real in 2016, he embarked on a mission to increase the number of opportunities and services for dads in the Burlington, VT area. He facilitated a support group for new fathers at Evolution Yoga in 2017, and created Dad Guild the following year. Prior to becoming a father, Keegan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from Colby College in 2006. He has worked in nonprofit organizations ever since, with a focus on community building and social emotional skill development in adolescents.
Jason McCleery – Epic Dad Podcast
Jason and his wife, Becky have three amazing children. Throughout the years, Jason realized that he wasn’t living up to his potential as a husband, father or man. So he started his podcast in order to interview experts in marriage, parenting and personal development. The podcast looks to break away from the drift of everyday life and live a more intentional life. Doing that will bring out the best in his children, his wife and himself.
John Badalament – Working Dads Care – Fathering Together
John Badalament is an author, filmmaker, Harvard-trained educator. He is an internationally recognized speaker on parenting. He is the director of the acclaimed PBS documentary All Men Are Sons: Exploring the Legacy of Fatherhood. John consults with schools, parent groups, and organizations throughout the world. He lives with his wife and two children in Massachusetts.