In honor of Ohio’s Responsible Fatherhood Month, Rosemary’s Babies Company, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports teen parents and their families, celebrated teen dads through our My Legacy Matters Fatherhood Celebration.

The festivities began June 21 with a virtual panel discussion entitled, My Legacy Matters: Breaking Generational Barriers, Building Generational Strength. The event was hosted by Khrys Styles, Founder and CEO of the K.A.S.S.I.E. Project and featured a dynamic group of local leaders who were all teen fathers: Eddie Kohen, President & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio; Deon Mack, Cincinnati Police Officer; and Aswad Mack, PMP Toyota Manufacturer.

The gentleman led an eye-opening conversation regarding generational barriers such as disparities in the Child Support system for low-income fathers and lack of emotional intelligence in our men, and opportunities to change the trajectory such as building generational wealth and understanding your parental rights as a father. “When you’re teaching your son, you’re also teaching his son” says Officer Mack.

Following the panel, June 22 Team RBC hosted a drive-thru resource fair for teen dads and their children. Fathers were welcomed with food, “dad swag” sporting the event slogan “Barriers Can’t Break Me”, children’s items, fatherhood books, and more. The highlight of the evening was the opportunity for fathers to discuss their parental rights and rights as a minor with The Talbert House Fatherhood Program and The Children’s Law Center.

To learn more about Rosemary’s Babies Company and the heart-work that they do, follow them on Facebook and Instagram, call or text 513-813-TEEN, or visit www.Rosemarysbabies.co