After more that two dozen Southwood High School students in Shreveport, Louisiana were arrested, suspended, or expelled within 3 days, a group of concerned fathers met. They were unwilling to allow school violence and disruptions to continue. Days later, they emerged as organizers and participants of “Dads on Duty,” a safe campus intervention program. Their strategy places fathers in schools, walking hallways, and talking with students to help prevent disturbances. Their presence on campus has made a huge difference.
Most of the “Dads on Duty” were Black. Recently appearing on CBS News, their story received wide coverage–exposing Brothers who DO protect and provide for their children and community. For more details about how and when Black men show up and make a difference, click here.