Program Attempts to Strengthen Bond Between Fathers, Children - NBC 6 South Florida

Program Attempts to Strengthen Bond Between Fathers, Children

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Program Building Relationships Between Fathers and Kids

    NBC 6's Darryl Forges has more on All Pro Dads, a program created by former NFL coach Tony Dungy to help dads get more involved. (Published Monday, Feb. 5, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The program is called All Pro Dads, with a goal to get fathers more involved in their child's lives.

    • One of the program’s spokesman is former NFL head coach and Super Bowl champ, Tony Dungy.

    • Each father has a story to tell, and while their stories may be different, they all have one goal: affirm the love they have for their child

    For all you fathers out there, pause for a minute and ask yourself one question: How many times do you tell your kids you love them?

    It’s something not a lot of people think about every day, but it goes a long way. Now, one program is looking to make that father - child bond stronger than ever.

    The program is called All Pro Dads, with a goal to get fathers more involved in their child's lives. One of the program’s spokesman is former NFL head coach and Super Bowl champ, Tony Dungy.

    “The point of the program is to get fathers together with their children briefly once a month before school and share breakfast,” said Colin Knight, chairmen of the program at Sunset Elementary.

    Not only do they share breakfast, but these fathers share the love they have for their children.

    “We talk about what we're proud of our children for,” Knight said. “I think that's my favorite part of the program, is when we introduce our children and say ‘Hey, this is my son Nathan and I'm proud of him because.’”

    Each father has a story to tell, and while their stories may be different, they all have one goal: affirm the love they have for their children

    Alejandro Santa Maria has four kids, including adopted six year old twins Daniel and Victoria. They may be shy, but Santa Maria hopes this program will bring out the best in his little ones.

    “For them, it's just to be the best that they can be,” Santa Maria said. “Be the very best Daniel, Vickey, Monica and AJ they can be so they can grow up to be good members of society and, again, be the best they can be.”

    The best they can be - and to also plant a seed of love that will continue to grow.

    Get the latest from NBC 6 anywhere, anytime