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Good Dads Great Communities

Good Dads Great Communities is a video and discussion-based program designed to help organizations and communities (including churches) address the needs of fathers. It is intended for use in small groups of potential stakeholders who are interested in encouraging father engagement.

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Why Focus
on Fathers?

Three key ingredients for a great place to live are robust economies, safe neighborhoods and strong schools. Communities with these assets are almost always the kinds of places folks want to live, work and raise a family. Take away any one of these assets and you’ve got problems. 

But without engaged fathers, a community can’t hope to have any of these!

When we foster responsible fatherhood, kids do better in school. Crime rates go down. Economies flourish. It’s clear that fathers are a critical piece of the puzzle, which is why many communities across America suffer when they fail to focus on fathers.

Good Dads Great Communities helps fill in the gaps by equipping your community with resources to assess the impacts of father absence in their area and find solutions.

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About Good Dads Great Communities

Good Dads Great Communities is a six-part video and discussion-based program designed to help small groups of community stakeholders address the needs of fathers. It is your practical and time-tested guide as your organization works to build a community-based father-focused initiative. 

In Each Module

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Module 1 Assessing Fatherhood Focus in Your Community or Organization
  • Cite evidence that men care about relationships.
  • Evaluate existing father-focused efforts in your area, if any.
  • Understand your setting’s relevance to father engagement and its implications on your identity.
  • Identify your community’s champions and responsible fatherhood advocates.
  • Explore the four areas of focus in the Good Dads model.
  • Describe your community’s demographics, resources and gaps in service.
  • Scrutinize your organization’s core values as they relate to fatherhood engagement.
  • Discover Good Dads’ reasons for a wholistic approach for all fathers.
  • Explore and assess some of the best places to begin a father-focused initiative
  • Explore the facets of the Strong Schools model.
  • Identify and describe barriers fathers may face to engaging in their children’s educations.
  • Detail barriers fathers may face in achieving self-sufficiency.
  • Build a guide for men and their families to achieve their goals.
  • Consider various fundraising strategies in the nonprofit sector.
  • Identify the best fundraising methods for your initiative.

Bundles & Purchasing Options

For the highest possible delivery quality of this new, Good Dads offers the opportunity to be trained in Good Dads Great Communities. If you are interested in being trained
to deliver this course to community leaders in your area, please contact us.

Community Organizer Bundle
$299.95
  • 10 sets of the complete Good Dads Great Communities course (six module booklets)
  • 1 flash drive containing all 6 video modules
Small Town Investor Bundle
$245
  • 5 sets of the complete Good Dads Great Communities course (six module booklets)
  • 1 flash drive containing all 6 video modules
Community Partner Bundle
$149
  • 1 set of the complete Good Dads Great Communities course (six module booklets)
  • 1 flash drive containing all 6 video modules

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other ways
to bundle?

To order additional course packets, flash drives or any other Good Dads Great Communities materials, please contact us: 

Rhonda Andersen
Good Dads Director of Training & Education
417-501-8867 Ext. 2
[email protected]