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The Why: Statistics

Brotherhood: the state of being a brother. 2 : a group of people who are engaged in the same business or have a similar interest. 3 : feelings of friendship, support, and understanding between people.

Fatherhood: As nouns the difference between fatherhood and father is that fatherhood is the state of being a father while father is a (human) male who (a) s (raises) a child (b) provides sperm which has resulted in conception or (c) donates a body cell which has resulted in a clone.

To some extent being a mother or a father should come naturally. However to another extent who you are as a parent is a learned behavior adapted from the examples around you. If those examples are not positive chances are you will repeat the behavior unless the trauma is corrected.



72.2% of Americans think an absent father in the household is the most important problem facing American families

(Fathering in America Poll, 1999: National Center for Fathering)


90% of runaway and homeless children are from fatherless homes

(National Institute of Justice)

71% of all high-school dropouts are from a fatherless household

(National Center for Education Statistics)

Kids experience fewer behavior issues in school when a father figure is active in their life

(United States Department of Health and Human Services)


The percentage of adolescents in substance abuse treatment facilities who are from fatherless homes is 75%

 (National Institute of Justice)


71% of teenagers who are pregnant come from a fatherless home

(United States Department of Health and Human Services)


62% of dads are hungry for more info on how they can be better dad for their kids.


73% didn’t even think their life began until their first kid was born.


85% of fathers consider being a dad the best job in the world.


When asked 40% of dads don’t believe they’re being empowered in their homes.


52% said they are more affectionate with their kids than their dads were with them.

The statistics are clear. Dads matter! However there are not enough resources in existence to help men flourish in fatherhood. We need a space where Dads can be vulnerable without being judged, a space where Dads don't have to know all the answers, a space where it's ok for Dads to feel intimidated and overwhelmed and express those feelings without judgement. This space is Dadish- the Fatherhood Brotherhood.

The differences that can have a major impact on a community


When fathers are a positive part of children’s lives, those children are:

  • 80% less likely to spend time in jail

  • Twice as like to go to college

  • 70% less likely to experience teenage pregnancy

When children have more success and stronger family support:

  • Communities have to spend fewer resources to address problems such as crime and child welfare

  • Schools face fewer obstacles because children are ready and motivated to learn

  • The odds of breaking generational poverty cycles are increased, so entire neighborhoods can see their standard of living lifted up.


Market Research


Black fathers get a bad rap. In the media and are often painted as deadbeats.


According to the center for health statistics, when you factor in similar living situations, black fathers actually do spend more time with their kids on average.

This means that a black father is more likely to play with the kids, spend time having breakfast and/or dinner with the children, and talking about their day.

Black dads are also more likely to read to their kids by a larger margin than other races, but you don’t hear that often.

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