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Our Mission at D.A.D.S. of STL is to encourage, educate and empower fathers.

Dependable, Active, Dedicated, Supportive

D.A.D.S

D.A.D.S OF STL

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Our Mission at D.A.D.S. of STL is to encourage, educate and empower fathers to become Dependable, Active, Dedicated, Supportive D. A. D.S. in the lives of their families.

We Envision D. A. D. S of STL having local community backing through planned activities and support groups to assist with the various needs they may face.

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Upcoming Events

Shaun Swearengen and Kristin Mosley Official Back-to-School Supply drive for KidSmart STL hosted by D.A.D.S of STL and Krissy’s Kids Book Club

In August most schools will be back in session and in anticipation of the upcoming school year Krissy’s Kids Book Club and D.A.D.S of STL have teamed up to host a Back-to-School Supply Drive for KidSmart STL.  

Each year, 90,000 children in the St. Louis area attend school without basic school supplies, such as a pencil to write with, paper to take notes on, or a folder to organize their work. KidSmart’s mission is to empower children in need to succeed in school by providing free essential tools for learning. Since 2001, KidSmart has donated $70M dollars in free school supplies to more than 200,000 students within the St. Louis area. This has been made possible by the help of the St. Louis community! KidSmart is a small company with less than 10 employees but are able to make an impact in the community with volunteers who donate their time, talent and treasure.

KidSmart serves 12 school districts, such as but not limited to St. Louis Public Schools, Ferguson/Florissant, Jennings, Ritenour, Riverview Gardens, University City, Hazelwood, Parkway, Special School District, Normandy, Confluence Charter schools, Lift for Life Academies, and additional charter schools. These are children that come to school without basic school supplies and thus their academic performance suffers without having the tools necessary to learn. Statistics show a 75% increase in self-esteem when children are given the school supplies necessary to learn. The kids served have a desire to learn, they have big hopes and dreams for the future. They simply lack the resources they need to be successful in school.

By hosting this supply drive, D.A.D.S of STL and Krissy’s Kids Book Club believe this will help give teachers supplies for their classrooms and eliminate them having to use their own funds to do so. It will also give kids the confidence to show up to school prepared and equipped to learn without the worry of not having the proper tools to start their school year.

Let’s all join together to make the start of the school year a good one!

To learn more about KidSmart, please visit www.kidsmartstl.org

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Single father families are on the rise. In 2019, there were approximately 6.51 million families with a male householder and no spouse present in the United States. According to Single Parent Magazine, the number of single fathers has increased by 60% in the last 10 years, and is one of the fastest growing family situations in the United States. Single DADS are provided with a limited amount of resources that are unique to them or aren’t as readily available to single DADS as they are to single moms. We men can also be our worst enemy because we tend to often view acceptance of help as a sign that we have failed as a man and father. This is where D.A.D.S. of STL will ensure men have a safe space to express their parenting challenges and frustrations while receiving the necessary resources to help DADS overcome and take pride in who they are. AT D.A.D.S of STL we will provide guidance, frequent encouragement, and a support system whom will walk alongside these DADS on their journey.

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founder | president

shaun swearengen

co-vice president

brandon hooks

co-vice president

thomas M. swearengen

treasurer

chequan N. gully

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sharonda swearengen

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jackie YOUNG

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michaela prowell

head digital marketing

carl m. shelton

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Meaghan HOOKS

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Upcoming Events

Shaun Swearengen and Kristin Mosley Official Back-to-School Supply drive for KidSmart STL hosted by D.A.D.S of STL and Krissy’s Kids Book Club

By hosting this supply drive, D.A.D.S of STL and Krissy’s Kids Book Club believe this will help give teachers supplies for their classrooms and eliminate them having to use their own funds to do so. It will also give kids the confidence to show up to school prepared and equipped to learn without the worry of not having the proper tools to start their school year.

Let’s all join together to make the start of the school year a good one!

To learn more about KidSmart, please visit www.kidsmartstl.org

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