Pledge your commitment to family and community, and recognize the positive impact that fathers, mothers, mentors, and other responsible adults can have on our children and youth!
The President’s Fatherhood Pledge
Fatherlessness is a growing crisis in America, one that underlies many of the challenges that families are facing. When dads aren’t around, young people are more likely to drop out of school, use drugs, be involved in the criminal justice system, and become young parents themselves.
President Obama grew up without his dad, and has said that being a father is the most important job he has. That’s why the President is joining dads from across the nation in a fatherhood pledge — a pledge that we’ll do everything we can to be there for our children and for young people whose fathers are not around.
Go signs the pledge today and encourage other Dads to do the same.