More than 100 fathers and other guests gathered on June 14, 2014 for the annual Dads Expo, a celebration of the vital contribution that fathers make to their children’s lives.
The attendees were a diverse group, including white, African American and Latino men. They chose from a wide variety of workshops on issues that matter to fathers and their children, such as reading, social media, drug and alcohol abuse, gangs, custodial parenting and child support.
This year the workshops included:
This year the committee chose not to have a luncheon speaker but rather gave out prizes and goodies. Every participant was given a raffle ticket at the start of the Expo and prizes ranged from books and gift certificates to a Weber grill and two private plane rides.
The goal from previous Expos to facilitate collaboration beyond the event itself has been achieved with the establishment of the Indiana Coalition on Fatherhood (ICOF). ICOF is dedicated to the advancement of all fathers in Indiana. ICOF plans to achieve serving fathers by providing resources, best practices and identifying funding or grant opportunities to benefit dads.
As with the previous expos the 2014 Dads Expo:
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