Daddy on Assignment: A Call For Greater Participation From Fathers
Monday, October 15, 2012 • 8:55am
I want to speak directly to all of the fathers, district-wide who have yet to fulfill their responsibilities and roles as REAL fathers should. It is a fact that a lady can do many things on her own, frankly, she can do everything - except create another human being.
Making a baby is a collective effort and raising the child must also be a collective effort as well. As a child begins to grow and mature, that child will need to know that he or she has the support of BOTH parents. It will have the greatest impact on the child.
Now, I fully understand that in today's world, the talk of men being actively involved with their children is nearly nonexistent. And raising the subject in itself can become controversial at best.
I must state, for the record, that good men (fathers) do exist. For those who aren't very active, we must take the extra steps to help them to see how very important their roles as fathers are instead of just putting them down.
Therefore, I've established a special support group designed for men who need that extra push of inspiration to do what they need to do for their kids. Some may think that its a waste of time - I don't. I see what others can't.
I have a vision of 100 fathers attending all of the BOE meetings. I know that's a trivial number, considering we have a whopping 30,000+ students. But one must start small to grow large. The largest tree in the world is created with the smallest seed.
This vision can become a reality if we all put our brains together, set aside all differences and determine within our hearts to see this vision to fruition. I solicit all who are willing to help me.
NOTE: This is not for show or political grandstanding, its about real people, trying to address real issues that really effect our community.
One person can make an impact alone. But together, we can all make a difference.
All The Best,
Mr. Corey L. Teague