Welcome to the
21st Century Dads Foundation

2023 Dads Honor Ride

RAAM 2023 Dads Honor Ride (DHR) is a cycling campaign to raise awareness and resources for fatherhood charities. 

The ride was Saturday, June 17 to Saturday, June 24, 2023. They rode 3,000+ miles from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD.


The SFN Dads Virtual Conference was held Saturday, May 20th, 2023. 

21CD Audiobooks

21CD has created a series of audiobooks to help provide listeners with a convenient way to listen to groups of interviews from the SFN Dad To Dad Podcasts. Each audiobook has 12 chapters and each chapter is an episode from the SFN Dad To Dad Podcast. The first book is entitled Autism Stories, the second is Down Syndrome Stories. The most recent is Rare Disease Stories.

Each book also includes a Forward from one of the 12 dads whose episode is included in the audiobook.

These stories are sure to inspire, encourage and empower dads to overcome challenges and help their children reach their full God-given potential.

As a reminder, 100% of the proceeds from the audiobooks supports the Special Fathers Network.

21CD KEYS100 Ultramarathon Campaign

The KEYS100 Ultramarathon will be taking place on Saturday, May 21, 2022,  The event starts in Key Largo at mile marker 100 and concludes in Key West at mile marker 0 (zero).  David Hirsch, 21CD founder, will be one of the participants and hopes to complete the full 100 miles within the 30 hour time limit.  All proceeds raised will go to support the Special Fathers Network.  


Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with and support 21st Century Dads:


Listen to our Podcast Series

Recruit or be an SFN Mentee

Take the SFN Early Intervention Parent Survey

View past ZOOM calls on our YouTube Channel

Purchase an Autographed Copy of the 21CD book

Add an SFN Banner to your site

21CD Fathering Self-Assessment Tool

Buy a Great Dad’s Coin


Proceeds from the Cycle to Eliminate Father Absence spinning events are being used to fund the Special Fathers Network

Please help organize a C2EFA event in your community.

Ryan Hanson Memorial Scholarship

Ryan M. Hanson Memorial Internship 2023

Ryan M. Hanson was an intern for the 21st Century Dads Foundation during the summer of 2017. He participated as a crew member and rider in the Dads Honor Ride 2017.

Sadly, Ryan died unexpectedly at age 18 from cardiomyopathy.

To honor his memory 21st Century Dads Foundation, in partnership with the Hanson family, has created the Ryan M. Hanson Memorial Internship, which will provide at least one high school/college age student with a fully paid ($1,000/month) summer internship.

Please download and fill out the application for the 2023 internship: