Boot Camp for New Dads Receives Grant from Pacific Life Foundation

From: Boot Camp for New Dads
Published: Wed Mar 07 2007

The grant will be used to produce an updated Boot Camp for New Dads (BCND) video, which will give an overview of the Boot Camp program to hospitals and other organizations that are interested in "adopting" the workshop.

"We’re very grateful to the Pacific Life Foundation for their generous donation and commitment to helping men ‘hit the ground crawling’ in their new role as fathers," said Greg Bishop, founder and Head Coach of Boot Camp for New Dads.

Celebrating their 16th year, Boot Camp for New Dads’ mission is to help new dads face both the challenges and opportunities of fatherhood through workshops which provide them with "hands on" education in the care of their babies. Men attend the class when they are expecting their first baby, and are joined in the workshop by "veterans" who had previously attended and have returned with their 2-4 month old baby in tow. They are able to give the dads-to-be a realistic idea of what to do and what to expect when their first baby comes. Research from Princeton University has shown that "birth is a magical moment" and men are most receptive to information on establishing good habits as dads in the months surrounding the birth of their babies.

With more than 4.1 million births last year alone (National Center for Health Statistics), and approximately 1.5 million men becoming new dads every year, it’s more important than ever for fathers to realize that being a "good provider" is only part of the very central role they have in their children’s lives. These guys are inspiring and should make all men proud, because once they understand how much they are needed, they deliver the goods," said Bishop.

Pacific Life Foundation
The Pacific Life Insurance Company, which was founded in 1868, provides life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. The company’s charitable giving is distributed through the Pacific Life Foundation based in Newport Beach, CA.

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