Big thanks to Man Making’s Earl Hipp who shared with us a group of dads in Omaha who are taking back the city night by talking to young people, being role models and examples of what the men of the community should be about.
This video starts with John Foster, who created Mad Dads after his son was brutally beaten for having the wrong color car. When John saw his beaten son, he picked up a gun and went looking for the perpetrators…
But he didn’t find them. And he’s grateful. He doesn’t want to be a part of the problem, he’s glad for the opportunity to be a part of the solution.
“We can’t wait for the state to build a new prison, because what that means is that we’re willing to sit by and wait to accept additional victims, additional crime. That’s crazy.”
Mad Dads now has groups all over the country, and will help other Mad Dads form their own.
What do you think of the efforts of Mad Dads? Is there something like this that you can do in your own community to make a difference in the lives of young men?