TO REGISTER FOR THE ALL-PRO DAD END OF YEAR BANQUET,
In 2015, The Lions partnered with RIGHT FROM THE START & ALL-PRO DAD. The purpose of these two programs is to build strong marriages, families, and increase father involvement in Columbus, Georgia. Right from the Start was founded in 2009 as a community collaborative with the intent to strengthen marriages and families in Columbus, GA. Right from the Start utilizes evidenced based relationship education curriculums. In 2014 nearly 5,000 individuals participated in one of our classes in Columbus, GA. Almost 100% of Right from the start’s funding comes from pledges, contributions and local grants.
See flyer below for information on the next ALL PRO DAD Dad's Day January 22nd, 2016 7am
1. Increase the marriage rate, strengthen marriages, and decrease the number of couples choosing divorce
2. Decrease the number of pregnancies occurring outside of marriage
3. Increase the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children.
One goal is to Increase father involvement
• 45% of children in Columbus are living in single parent homes
• Children without fathers are 4x greater risk of poverty, 7x more likely to become pregnant, more likely to abuse drugs and go to prison as well as other risk factors
What we do:
We provide All Pro Dad meetings monthly in Columbus/Phenix City for fathers to build their relationships with their children, we offer a class called Boot Camp for new fathers to help them adjust to parenting. In support of All-Pro Dad, the Lions have donated one game day hospitality suite for the every home game during the 2016 season to Right from the Start. All-Pro Dad will be able to expand their reach in the community via the Columbus Lions. Mark Merrill, founder and author of the book "All-Pro Dad" said, "Love is spelled TIME". The Lions and Right from the start hope the game day suites will help provide a vehicle for fathers and children to spend time together using a football setting. At each home game, the All-Pro Dad suite will feature a speaker (Dad) from our community who will share his experiences as a father and husband.
"This is a great program for our community," said Head Coach Jason Gibson. "Having two little boys, All-Pro Dad is something that every dad should be involved in," Gibson added.
CLICK HERE FOR TIPS FOR DADS
CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR ALL PRO DAD COLUMBUS