The #InvestInFathers campaign is a two-year multicultural organizing effort to financially empower young fathers by connecting them with resources in their communities. The campaign will host ten events (Fatherhood Resource Fairs) throughout Illinois. The goal is to connect 5,000 young fathers to adult education, parenting education, financial literacy, child support workshops, health care enrollment, and legal services.

One of fatherhood’s great advocates, Cook Country Commissioner, the Honorable Richard R. Boykin (1st District), will help lead us in this exciting and robust initiative. Commissioner Boykin will serve as Honorary Campaign Chairman along with a campaign committee comprised of similarly motivated individuals who understand the need to help men become better fathers by improving themselves.

These Resource Fairs will feature service agencies and resource providers who can assist fathers with health, career, and personal development matters. Also featured at the Fairs will be a Dad Café which will provide for honest discussions among the fathers about the challenges of fatherhood. Finally, Fathers for the Future will offer an introduction to the concepts of Financial Intelligence, and to the emotional components of good financial decision-making.

Illinois locations include: Chicago, Joliet, Kankakee, Peoria, Rockford, East St. Louis, North Chicago, Champaign, Normal, and Aurora. Watch for a Fathers Resource Fair and Dads Cafe location near you Click here to donate and support to our campaign.