By Brad Holdhusen, CEO/Board Member/Chapter Chair for Father’s Club
What do you do with that pre-Super Bowl excitement one week prior to the big game? Well, let me tell you what about 40 intentional dads / leaders from all over the KC Metro did.
On Sunday evening February 5th, Chapter Chairs and Steering Committee members from over 25 Father’s Club chapters in both Kansas and Missouri gathered to plow through some GREAT BBQ – compliments Brobeck’s Barbeque!
While wiping the BBQ sauce from their mouths, they listened to Todd Milner, Director of Campus Developement, lead the charge as he emceed an evening of thoughtful ideas, best practices and Chapter Chair testimonials around the impact Father’s Club is having in their respective high schools.
One of the highlights of the evening was welcoming NEW Chapter Chair leaders from three new middle schools in Olathe as Father’s Club has intentionally expanded beyond just high schools.
Special compliments to Olathe South’s originating Chapter Chair, Dave Miller.
Dave championed and started pushing for expansion into middle schools nearly 4 years ago.
Mental Health First Aid
Another exciting part of the evening… An announcement that Father’s Club is committed to impacting and/or training 1,000 dads in Mental Health First Aid through the means of nationally-certified MHFA trainers. In fact, the next class will take place Saturday, March 4th at the Blue Valley Hilltop Conference Center.
This goal to train/impact 1,000 dads will not just be limited to classroom/certified training, but will encompass other unique events championed by The Father’s Club. (More to come on that as details come together.)
As the night drew to an end, and the paper plates landed in the trash, the majority of the men stuck around sharing more ideas. They were feeding off the passion fueled by the Father’s Club Mission Statement and the reason these men volunteer their time.
“To be humble and loving catalysts for change within their communities, schools and families.”