To support our mission to promote the safety and well-being of children by implementing strategies to keep fathers involved and families together, 2NOT1 finds various ways to engage our community. Engaging our community raises awareness of fatherhood and co-parenting efforts. It allows for us to push policy and be a voice for families we serve. The following is a list of some of our outreach efforts.
For 2NOT1, much of what we do concentrates on the father, but as our name states, it takes 2, not 1, to raise a child, so we believe it’s fundamental to connect with mothers. We offer this one-day forum for mothers to fellowship, discuss life as a mother, and resources. However, over the years, it has also grown to include fluid, heartfelt discussions about fatherhood, to help some mothers move to a different understanding about fatherhood, and co-parenting. Read more: Mothers
Quality time, for many children spending quality time with their father isn’t a reality they are accustomed to, the celebration changes that. Since 2008 the Celebration has brought together father and children to enjoy a day full of fun, food, and family. 2NOT1 provides the space, food, activity, and opportunity. The fathers and children bring the energy! Read more: BBQ!
Working with fathers and families for over ten years 2NOT1 recognized the need to get resources to fathers. Once a year 2NOT1 hosts an annual fatherhood conference. In 2016, 2NOT1 will transition from a conference to a young father’s summit. The intent is to provide some of the same resources as before, but also provide additional services specifically for young fathers. Read more: Summit