Why It Matters

Families

Years of research document the power of dads and positive engagement.

Family Challenges

While some single-parent families succeed, a far greater number face challenges that are difficult to overcome. 

  • 40% of S.C. households are headed by single mothers.
  • 25% of S.C. children live in poverty.
  • 71% of teens who experience early parenthood/teen pregnancy come from father-absent homes.

 

The Fatherhood Factor

Because fathers have a different parenting style, they bring another perspective to the family and help children develop more fully, too.

  • Children are more likely to succeed because they feel confident and loved.
  • Mothers gain critical help with parenting and meeting financial needs.
  • The father’s extended family is more likely to be engaged, providing even more support for children and parents.