what is good dads?

Good Dads is the only organization in Southern Missouri focused on helping all dads be more engaged with their children. It began when business leaders in Springfield, Missouri recognized the impact of father absence on child well-being and came together for the purpose of supporting father engagement.

Good Dads aims to encourage fathers by providing inspiration, resources and events to help dads be the best they can be.

we believe

  • Every child benefits from an engaged father.
  • Relationships are important.
  • Businesses and our community benefit from engaged fathers.
  • We are all in this together.


Create & Promote daily podcasts, weekly e-newsletters, public service announcements, and other pro-father messages.

Encourage All Pro Dads in local schools.

Develop & Support events that help all fathers be more engaged with their children.

Partner with the business community to reach more dads.

Design & Develop programs to give all dads the tools and resources they need.

Resource & Train groups who serve fathers.


Jennifer Baker
Clayton Ballard
Clayton Brown
Kirk Cocanougher
Mike Dawson
Lara Fors

Robert Hawkins
Nathan McCartney
Joseph Ndiba
Crystal Reynolds-Roberts
Jim Towery

Brian Tyndall
Michael Vaughn
Joshua Wemple
Dennis Wiggins
Paul Windisch


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