“I sponsor because I have a seven-and-a-half-year-old little angel, and I want her to grow up in a world that helps one another.” – Nick, child sponsor
Dads like Nick make all the difference for sponsored children. Read his story.
Happy Father's Day
Being a good parent and role model is hard. And for parents living in poverty, it’s even more difficult. They may not know where their next paycheck is coming from – or worse, they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Every day, we work with fathers around the world to overcome these challenges, while helping their children reach their full potential. This Father’s Day, Save the Children celebrates the fathers who are making a difference and taking an active part in their child’s life.
A Snapshot of Today's Dads
Dads spend more time these days with their kids than they used to – in fact, since 1965, they’ve nearly tripled the amount of time they spend playing with their sons and daughters! And it makes a huge difference:
- Girls and boys with highly involved dads were 43% more likely than other children to earn A's.
- When their fathers are around, kids are 33% less likely than other children to be held back in school.
- 6 in 10 Americans say it is “extremely important” for dads to provide values to their kids.
- 60% of Americans believe it is harder to be a dad than it was 20 or 30 years ago
Statistics gathered from the Pew Research Center, the U.S. Census Bureau and Fatherhood.org.
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