Olathe East Chapter Update: 1 School Year. 30+ Events. 60+ Dads. 1 Purpose.

By Tyler Cook, Chapter Co-Chair at Olathe East for Father’s Club

Olathe East Chapter UpdateHigh Fives All Around: Thank you Olathe East Dads!

Another school year is in the books, and what a year it’s been for the Olathe East Father’s Club! We accomplished some incredible things together, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and enthusiasm of each and every one of the dads that participated.

Over the course of this year, we had more than 31 opportunities to connect and be intentional, which led to having over 60 dads join our efforts at 20 events this past year focused on students and school, plus 11 separate dad-only ‘Dad Nights’!

A Year of Making a Difference

From supporting our students at tailgates to fueling students with breakfast before finals, we were there to show our support. We brightened countless mornings with Fist Bump Fridays, we won pizza for our school during the halftime Father’s Club Face-Off between OE and OS and we had a lot of fun along the way.

But our impact goes beyond the fun and games. This year, we partnered with school counselors to promote mental health awareness during Suicide Prevention Week in September. We also invested in ourselves with a Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop for Dads alongside Olathe East’s ‘Be the Voice’ Mental Health and Awareness week in April. To finish the year off, we also provided three $500 scholarships ($1,500 total) to students during Senior Awards Night.

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A Huge Thank You to Our Dads

None of these achievements would have been possible without the incredible energy and commitment of the Olathe East Father’s Club dads. Whether you volunteered at as many events as you could, or lent a hand for one or two, your participation made a real difference. Our hope is that you left knowing that our involvement matters with our kids, school and community.

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Looking Ahead to Next Year

As we head into summer, we want to express our sincere gratitude for your support this year. We’re already looking forward to the next school year and creating even more opportunities to connect with our kids, the school, and each other. Some of you had seniors this year and might think your time is over, our hope is that you keep participating in our efforts. For the new middle school dads headed to high school, please get involved and bring a friend. And lastly, for any dads that want to get more involved, we’re here and ready and we’d love for you to join us.

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Stay Connected and Invite More Dads!

Summer might be here, but the Olathe East Father’s Club never sleeps! We still meet up the last Thursday of every month and we’re brainstorming how to make next year better. We’ll keep you updated on upcoming events and opportunities to get involved. In the meantime, stay connected with us on Facebook by following or liking our page, and sign up here for future communications if you haven’t done so already.

Here’s to a fantastic year, Olathe East Dads! Let’s make the next one even better!

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