A father's dream
Carey Casey, (Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman)
Carey Casey said he is living out his dream to transform America.
Casey, chief executive officer of the National Center for Fathering, believes the nation’s transformation will come when fathers become the leaders they were destined to be.
In Oklahoma City May 16-17 for a “Championship Fathering” conference, Casey contends that fathers simply need encouragement and the right tools to lead their families and help shape future generations.
“Fathers can really be that voice and really speak into their children’s lives instead of running (away),” Casey said. “I have to be one of the voices to cut off the curse in America.”
The “curse” Casey refers to is what he calls “fatherlessness in America.” He said a large percentage of children, particularly black children, live in homes where the father is not present.
“When daddy’s not there” statistics show that boys are more likely to drop out of school and become involved in crime and girls are more likely to get pregnant, he said.
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