We live in a society where one would most likely buy a baby doll for a young girl than a boy. This action may immediately pave the way for her to be a mother. Why don’t we do the same for boys? I wonder.
When I think about Fathers Day I immediately stretch my imagination to a future where there’s a very high possibility that my sun will be a Father. If and when that day happens I would like him to look back and say that hes had some great male role models in his life…. showing him the way; and I’m aware that he needs to see male role models that look like him, live in his community and understand the struggles of a man … a father. In turn I created my “dad village” , A community of men whom I trust, and whose opinions I value. A community of uncles, cousins and neighbors. Men who can show my sun things I am unable to. You know the saying ‘it takes a village…’ . That concept, but dads only.
But I’m aware that seeing my sun in the future as a father deters me from seeing him now, beautifully made and growing, as he is in this moment so I digress…
Here’s a list of organizations in my community that has a bunch of resources. Maybe… you can create your own make village too.
Rise Boro is also a program within our community and has is looking for mentors,
A Better Chance is an international program!
Fiver has a really cool all year program.
Do you know of any in the NYC area I might have missed?
Comment below and let me know.
How can I forget to wish all the Fathers a very, very Happy Father’s Day!!!