The Directing Adolescent Development (D.A.D.) Initiative is a nonprofit founded in 2013, which serves thousands as it engages students, families, and the community in programs spanning from technological education to workforce development. The initiative provides mentorship, education workshops, 21st century skills development courses, summer enrichment programs, community health events, and workforce development trainings.
The D.A.D. Initiative partners with ABC to support various programs throughout the Cincinnati area, such as the Black Futures event at TQL Stadium. “Black Futures” was designed to honor black history while also focusing forward by providing career exposure for black teenagers in the Greater Cincinnati area. The program offered a new and engaging way for over 200 black high school students to learn about potential career options directly from successful black professionals who have exceled in various fields.