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Actor Tyrese: “Kids raising kids… teen pregnancies are sad”

Yesterday, an actor/singer named Tyrese Gibson (Transformers, Fast and the Furious) tweeted about teenage moms. He wrote: ”It’s something very strange about seeing a woman who is not even 30 years old, with a teenage daughter. (more…)

white house

Reflections from the White House and Task Force

“I say this as someone who grew up without a father in my own life.  He left my family when I was two years old. I still felt the weight of that absence. It is something that leaves a hole in a child’s life that no government can fill.”- President Barack Obama

For the past three years, President Obama has strongly advocated for fatherhood and healthy families.  Last summer, The Mentoring Project President, John Sowers, participated in a White House Fathers Day event that included top politicians, celebrities, actors, and leaders of national non-profits organizations. (more…)

Q Conference

Reflections from Q Chicago

“This generation will never believe our gospel that God can be their father unless we are willing to step into their fatherlessness with the same intimacy that Christ stepped into our world at the incarnation” – John Sowers

I was honored to share at the Q Conference in Chicago sharing about the power of mentoring. The Q Conference features 600 participants and dynamic leaders from the seven sectors of influence.

I was joined on a panel with Gabe Lyons (author of UnChristian and The Next Christians), Roland Warren (President of the National Fatherhood Initiative), and representatives from Focus on the Family and the Bethany Adoption Agency, and was honored to be a voice on the Fatherless panel.