Real Dads Vote
The goal of Real Dads Vote is to get fathers more civically engaged by educating them about the importance of voting, not just in the Presidential elections but the local elections as well. The local elections have more of an impact on our daily lives than the presidential elections. We want men to understand the power of their vote and how voting goes a long way towards making the changes we seek.
Historically, Black Men do not vote in large numbers. We want to change that.
Also, purchase a Real Dads Vote shirt to spread the word that voting is essential and that our vote matters.
Real Dads Book Club
The purpose of the Real Dads Book Club is for fathers to model the behavior they want for their children. The best way to lead is by example. We bring a fatherhood community together to learn about and discuss topics that are important to us.
Last Wednesday, Each month at 7:00 PM (EST), we meet virtually to discuss the book for that month.
Real Dads High School Senior Scholarship
RDN offers a scholarship for a graduating NYC Black male high school student. We award one $1,000 scholarship. The Student must demonstrate consistent and strong leadership skills and meet the following eligibility criteria.
- Is a U.S. Citizen
- Lives in NYC
- Has an 80% High School Grade average
- Has been accepted to an accredited four year College or University
- Is willing and available to accept the scholarship award at the Real Dads Network Scholarship and Awards ceremony (In-person or virtual).
Real Dads Network is in partnership with the grassroots organization The Youth Crime Watch of Liberia, Africa, to support the Street Library Program. Youth Crime Watch exists to empower, improve, and transform people’s livelihood.
The Street Library program provides a fun, safe, and encouraging learning space for underprivileged children ages 5-13 every weekday. The children receive two hours of educational games, books, movies, toys, music, and time to be kids!
Through this partnership, RDN will be shipping books, supplies, and educational games to the young people of this African community.
Real Dads International STEM and STEAM Program
Real Dads Network has adopted Clever Minds Free Primary School in the Lyara community Warri Delta state, Nigeria, to help over 500 children get 21st-century tech skills.
In December, we purchased 20 Dell Chromebooks for the school, which will be used in their newly built stem lab, which is set to open in February 2022.
RDN in partnership with Xstream Team of William and Aida Jackson of My Quest To Teach will be providing STEM and STEAM training sessions for the students and staff at Clever Minds.
Tickets Together Program
Real Dads Network has partnered with Allan Houston, The Allan Houston Legacy Foundation and the New York Knicks to provide VIP experiences to NBA games to selected fathers or mentors and their child or mentee. The program is designed to strengthen those relationships and foster a positive environment for bonding.