In Regards to Fathers, Manhood & Southern Dallas

Call this a shameless plug, but it deserves it. Regular commenter and all-around man of muscle and awesome Tom* posted a comment and I consider it a call to action.

I’ve been active in Big Brothers Big Sisters for four years. Our local chapter has been working recently to find Big Brothers and mentors for boys in South Dallas and Oak Cliff.
Because most “Bigs” and “Littles” are matched within a 5-mile radius of one another, there’s a stronger need for mentors in those areas.

But that doesn’t mean you need to live south of I-30 to volunteer. It takes just a few hours a month to make a difference in a young person’s life.

You can learn more about the Big Brothers & Sisters program here.

BBBS of North Texas – Dallas County Office
2900 Live Oak
Dallas, TX 75204
bbbstx@bbbstx.org
http://www.bbbstx.org
(817) 277-1148

* he earns that based on whom his fiancée is

Comments

  1. amanda says:

    Glad you posted this…I think Tom* would agree that the benefits go way past the kid. When we step up and give our time…it benefits us.

  2. Tom* says:

    Agreed.

  3. Bob says:

    “It takes just a few hours a month to make a difference in a young person’s life.”

    That’s what Michael Jackson said.

  4. Don Morton says:

    Trey
    That was the best article on the American family situations I have ever read. This took a lot of courage to write. This article in right in line with the black activist, Star Parker’s writings.

    There is no question that well intentioned government programs invented to help people out of poverty has made the problem worse and created irresponsible behavior in poor and disadvantaged families. Tragically we are continuing down this path. All fathers no matter what race creed or ethnic background have tremendous responsibility to our children and probably more so to our sons than daughters. Even a marginal Father is better than no father at all.
    The situation can be slightly improved with uncles and grandfathers but it is just not the same.

    Thanks again for the well written article. I wonder how many people will call you racist?

    Don Morton