Dads Club Dfw

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Very flexible - 24 x 7 online, normal business hours otherwise
  • 13237 Montfort Dr PMB 627 9723858767@vzwpix.com

    Dallas, TX 75240

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  • 972-385-8767

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Also known as DADS CLUB USA http://www.facebook.com/srch.php#!/pages/DADS-CLUB-USA/159240067467406, dads Club was featured in DALLAS CHILD MAGAZINE May 2009 here http://www.dallaschild.com/showarticle.asp?artid=851. Organization's contact address: P O BOX 836439, Richardson TX 75083-6439. Email 9723858767@vzwpix or from your mobile, text to 972-385-8767 with all volunteer-related questions.

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Also known as DADS CLUB USA http://www.facebook.com/srch.php#!/pages/DADS-CLUB-USA/159240067467406, dads Club was featured in DALLAS CHILD MAGAZINE May 2009 here http://www.dallaschild.com/showarticle.asp?artid=851. Organization's contact address: P O BOX 836439, Richardson TX 75083-6439. Email 9723858767@vzwpix or from your mobile, text to 972-385-8767 with all volunteer-related questions.

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OUR CREED: One Hundred Years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, What kind of house I lived in, how much money was in my bank account nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a better place because

I was important in the life of a child. (Excerpt from "Within My Power" by Forest Witcraft)







DADS CLUB DFW was founded by Joe Samuels with the vision of a school-based group of concerned fathers joining together to increase fathersâ?? involvement in their childâ??s education and life, in general. The organizationâ??s goals are to increase father participation in the school, promote paternal bonding with oneâ??s children, and to create a network of involved and active fathers in the schools and community. Fathers are traditionally underutilized as a resource in education, BUT when infused would certainly bring a wealth of experience, skills, and diverse endowments to any classroom. In this era of absent fathers, we need to identify strong, positive male role models in our communities to guide our children and emphasize the importance of education â?? not just sports. Dads Club DFW offers fathers (grandfathers, uncles, brothers, ministers, coaches, etc.) an easy way to make a positive and profound difference in the lives of our youth population. The urge to be a PROUD father feeds the need to make a DIFFERENCE. Parental involvement in the schools has been shown as precursors to childrenâ??s academic success. Traditionally, "parent involvement" had implied stay-at-home Moms volunteering in the schools, but thanks to the new wave of Working Moms and Proud Dads joining the fray, we are progressively evolving that concept. The U.S. Dept. of Education in 1997 confirmed a direct correlation between studentsâ?? academic performance and the level of fatherâ??s involvement. Fewer behavioral problems were also added benefits. More validation came from other recent studies concluding that unique benefits are accrued by families and the school communities dotted by fathers high visibility in their childrenâ??s schooling. "Fathers helping in the schools clearly benefit their child, their family, their community and themselvesâ?ť. With so many benefits, how do we get more fathers involved in the schools? The need for visible, reliable male role models in our communities are immense, and would be more forthcoming as more and more fathers overcome the inhibitions, realize theyâ??re welcome to partake, that it is actually â??coolâ?ť to actively parent a child, and that the predominance of females in that arena was neither conspired nor is it the intended permanent landscape. My years of active involvement, launching a School PTA where none existed, serving as President in yet another, at Texas PTA Council, the PTA Congress or serving on existing executive PTA boards all underscore and validate that PTA Moms unequivocally welcome the refreshing change (contrary to misconceptions). The deterioration of world societies are most evident in its YOUTH demographic, and conversely when a society is to sustain a permanent change, it must factor its future generation â?? our children. The heightened negative tension and escalated social violence today both bear testimony to that, and I agree with Emil B "Emil" and her insight on the Columbine Shootings. Dads Club DFW thrives on being a strong supportive arm of the PTA, and as the founder, I am a Texas PTA Life Member as well as member on the National PTA Chapter. Through a concerted army of devoted fathers who joined up, the solidarity of DADS CLUB DFW has grown in many unexpected ways - expanded from one to three local elementary schools, activities not limited to serving the local schoolâ??s cafeteria lines several times a year, but new Dads Clubs are now propagating across area middle and high schools. My current PTA board at NHE just took on two fresh dads to bring us to a respectable four. Weekly assistance at schools include copying/laminating/duplicating instructional materials, holding Career Days whereby fathers elevate classes or auditoriums of impressionable students with passionate aspirations of future careers by sharing pertinent joys and challenges of the careers we the fathers have today. For instance, the exemplary science-minded student is able to quiz me about the lifestyle, not just the daily office mill associated with my career in Telecom Network Engineering. With a career parentâ??s face to portray the workforce realities, for example, one could almost see the grey area or cobwebs regarding the choice of careers does float away from that childâ??s noggin. I couldnâ??t do justice to the gratitude I feel for these studentsâ?? hard work as I present Student Honor Roll Awards alongside their school Principal. You wouldnâ??t think a first/second grader would notice, but they do render their salutations to parents of their peers who have frequently been notes as volunteers â?? stuffing their Friday/Tuesday folders, accompanying the teaching staff for Field Trips, arduously setting up and running various tasking booths and games at those school carnivals, or encouraging even the scrawny ones that the next heave-ho would win them that contested prize. In what purports to be a fierce dog-eat-dog world where one is challenged to â??sink or swimâ?ť, what we toil for, and aspire to is a day when every single one of these young people we impacted would resolutely SWIM, and successfully so. As a savant of the Inside RISD Community Leadership Class of 2009, delegation to specific symposiums on its areas of Curriculum-derived Instructional Technology, District Budgeting & Appropriations, Student Engagement, Governance & Finance, Facility & Student Services, Accountability, Community Engagement & Special Education we have also toured many campuses for an intrinsic panorama. Given such backdrop, I often remind young students that even our nationâ??s past, current and future Presidents once occupied similar small, sometimes even mundane chairs and classrooms they themselves are sitting in, and that these same devoted teachers equally churned professionals like me from all walks of life. Our Dads Club has co-hosted the devotional MORNINGS WITH MOMS to the benefit of school mothers. The school Dads Club has also maintained the annual Daybreak With Dads. Dads Club DFW has organized grassroots volunteering at Irving ISDâ??s new as well as Carrollton-Farmers Branch existing schools â?? aim being to get more parents past the drop-off curb and into the school asking, â??How do I helpâ?ť. We add to the axial network consisting local, state and national PTA entities from drumming it up at membership drives to planting Peace Gardens. In 2005 TEXAS PTA Area 10 judging recognized the joint project of the longstanding Las Colinas Elementary PTA and the newly formed DADS CLUB. 2 of the 5 awards were: -



1) Beautification Award for the TRADING SPACES Bathroom renovation of all 13 lavatories on the campus



2) Parental Involvements Award for the TRADING SPACES Bathroom project.



See: http://www.irvingjournal.com/TIJ%20Apr%201%202006.pdf &



http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/img/dn/neighbors/pdfs/irving042906.pdf#search=%20joe%20samuels







Through partnering we have attracted Verizon Foundation endowments for non-profit organization (501(c)(3) monetary grants to support the Las Colinas Elementary School, the Texas PTA Congress, Townsell Elementary, Northwood Hills Elementary, etc; Propagating of more grassroots, school-dedicated chapters of the DADS CLUB is the long range plan of existence. Ours is purely a volunteer organization, a no-frills band of fathers with the common purpose of devoting all our resources at raising children to fruition.



For more information:



Joe Samuels



13237 Montfort Drive, PMB627 - Addison TX 75240-1117

972) 385-8767

Joe.Samuels@verizonwireless.com

http://www.dadsClubDFW.mySite.com

More about Dads Club Dfw

Volunteering, supporting fathers ( and mothers) at the committment of raising the children. See http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-townsell_05wes.ART.West.Edition1.4311f93.html

 

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