When one thinks of Grammy Award-winning rappers, responsible fatherhood may not be the first thing that comes to mind. So it might come as a surprise that the respected hip-hop artist Lecrae has joined a group of government employees and activists in an effort to promote fatherhood through music and social media. He has attracted partners such as NBA champion Dwyane Wade to help encourage young men to express what fatherhood means to them in the “This Is Fatherhood” challenge, which launched on May 1.
The challenge is a contest focusing on young fathers who may need extra encouragement and guidance to become better parents. Partners in the initiative hope to promote and nurture fatherhood among these men in this creative way. To sign up for the challenge, contestants can submit videos, songs and essays about fatherhood at This is Fatherhood from now through June 10 for a chance to win a cash prize.
Winners will also receive a trip to Washington, D.C. for a special ceremony on Father’s Day on June 16.
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