Good Dads

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Outstanding Dad of the Year

Nominations for Dad of the Year CLOSED in mid-May. Our evaluation committees are reviewing the nominations now. We’ll announce the four finalists just in time for Father’s Day.



Strong Schools Captain Training

Learn everything you need to lead a Strong Schools program in your school at our Captain Training on June 11 in downtown Springfield! Captain Training is perfect for teachers, coaches, building leaders and anyone passionate about working with elementary students and their fathers. Registration: $40



Strong Schools Fall Kickoff & Captain Training

Learn about the importance of Dad’s involvement in elementary schools and discover the latest from the Good Dads Strong Schools program at this fun event! Anyone wishing to learn more about starting a Strong Schools program in their local elementary school is invited to attend.



Annual Fundraising Dinner

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 17 for the largest Good Dads event of the year! Join us at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center ballroom for an evening of fun and celebration. Tickets will be available this summer.



Training Camp

Looking for a new way to give back to your community? Learn everything you need to know to facilitate a Good Dads class in your area at our twice-annual Training Camp! Receive training in the most effective strategies for serving fathers and families in your neck of the woods. The next Training Camp event is in November in Springfield.



Everyone is invited as we celebrate the dads who met all the program requirements in New Pathways for Good Dads. Last year, we honored 22 men in Springfield. Check back soon to learn more—we’ll be announcing the date for our 2024 Springfield Graduation in the fall.


Ongoing Good Dads Classes

Dads: Are you ready to join a Good Dads class? Check out our current and upcoming New Pathways Classes and contact us to enroll. For dads with elementary students, check out our Strong Schools page to see if there’s a Strong Schools event coming up at your child(ren)’s school.