We are growing here at the Chicago Dads Group. It is a great experience to be apart of a community of men who want to be engaged with their children. Earlier this fall we crossed a threshold that we are pretty proud of, there are now 1000 dads in the Chicagoland area that have joined our group. We couldn’t be happier. As more fathers join us we are building a stronger network of men who can help provide mental, emotional, and physical support to each other. We know how important s father’s role is in their children’s lives as they develop the emotional and social strength they need. When our children see us developing healthy supportive relationships the not only learn from us but by our examples.
Whether we are having a “Dad’s Night Out” watching a movie together or doing a service project to help our communities our network of actively engaged fathers is building something great here in Chicago. Don’t take our word for it here is what some of our members say:
It’s great to be around men who understand how to prioritize their kids and still be men.
– Anders B.
I love the weekly meetups and how all the kids know each other and are like a big family. The kids play so nicely together always because they see each other every week at playgroup.
– Mike P.
I have met some really good Dads to talk and hang out with. It’s nice to mingle and meet other Dads I have similar interests with.
– Dave S.
I have been able to meet other dads and make friends in Chicago who are in the same situation as I am, and learn different ways of raising a child.
– Juan H.
I have found that there are a lot of things that parents can do with their children besides staying at home or merely going to the parks.
– Brian S.
Great dads don’t happen overnight it takes time, effort, and commitment. That doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch though. We’d love to add your perspective and experience to our own.
If you’ve been looking for a way to connect with other active and engaged fathers here in the Chicagoland area check out some of our upcoming events… We’d love to have you!