Yasmin Young Salutes Allen Knight IV, Today’s Father Friday Honoree!
Dads often don't get the credit or love that they deserve, which is why Yasmin Young of the 2 To 6 Takeover started Father Friday! It's time for the great dads in Buffalo and WNY to get some recognition! Meet our current honoree, Allen Knight IV!
"Allen Knight IV is the youngest and brightest of his (4) siblings. Little did we know he was a born revolutionary! At 19 he had his first child, a Son. In a matter of two years he graduated college, moved into his own apartment. He began working in the health insurance field making a salary that surpassed even his parents! Just as his momentum begin to grow, he started his own mentoring program, The Gentlenen Guidance Program, #TGGP - featured by WBLK's only Adri-V, The Go-Getter. He's also the creator of the #TieChallenge, teaching young boys how to tie a tie all throughout WNY; He even did the challenge in Times Square! Within the two years that followed, he was married, was nominated for the 2016 CHANGEMAKERS 30 under 30 award, 2016 Buffalo United Front Herculean Men Award, and the Father of the Year Award!.. All this for his only Son, Allen Knight V. Leaving a legacy for him to follow and achieve much greater things. Our community will be greater because of Fathers like Allen IV, he's already had such an impact on me."
Love Your Big Bro,
We salute you as well, keep up the great job!
Cario is dad to the beautiful 16-month-old girl in the picture! He was nominated by Danielle, who says " He is a hard-working and dedicated father. He allways makes sure his daughter comes first and she has everything that she could possibly want and need. He does whatever it takes to put a smile on her face and reminds himself that he wakes up everyday to set a good example!" Keep being an amazing dad Cario...we salute you!
Victor, who was nominated by his wife Laticka, is dad to three children, 6-year-old Victor Small Jr.,
5-year-old Laticka Small and 2-year-old Ja'aira Small! She says, "He's an awesome father! He is better then anybody! He loves his kids and we love him!!"
Scott is dad to four kids, ages 9, 16, 19 and 20! Dominique Stegura, who nominated him, says "I am nominating this man because without him I wouldn't be the women I am today. He's not my biological father, but this man has been by my side since my dad died and I couldn't thank this man enough. He's the reason I've graduated high school and he's the same man who is helping me through college. He might not be my real father but he has made me and my three sister never want for anything. He's the definition of a real father, even if it's step."
Dejan is dad to one child, Dejan Cooper Jr., who is one! Dejan was nominated by Jaquetta Greer, who says "I'm nominating him because he's the best dad any boy can ask for! He always has been, no matter what and never gave up even when things got rough! He went even harder for his child and made sure his family was good!" That's why we are saluting Dejan today! Keep being a great dad and role model to your son!
Todd is the father of 7 children, ages 30, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, and 21. Todd had his first child at the age of 15. He got a dishwashing job to help support his first child. I'm a father for life and I love it!"
Carl is dad to one son! Ojrianna Vanhorn, who nominated him says, "CARL HAS COME ALONG WAY EVEN THOUGH IS SON IS ONLY ONE. HE USE TO BABY SIT OTHER KIDS JUST TO MAKE SURE HIS SON HAD CLOTHES AND DIAPERS. HIS FACE LOGHTS UP WHEN HE GOES IN THE STORE KNOWING HE CAN BUY HIS SON THINGS WITH HIS HARD EARNED MONEY!" We salute you Carl!
William is dad to two boyz, Sean, who is 4 and William, who is 2. Shenequa Meadows, who nominated Will, says "I'm nominating him because he's a devoted father to his boys. He's loves them and been there since day one. He's a full time father day in and day out. Out boys is his world and he'll do anything for them." We salute you Will for being there for your boys!!
Nicolette Burks nominated her nephew Jae'quan Smith-Devers. She says, "He was a teen Father and from day one he is what you call what a man should be in a little girl's life, giving her what she needs emotionally, physically and financially. He goes above and beyond for her everyday and doesn't miss anything!" Continue showing your daughter what a real man is, Jae'quan! We salute you!
Jordan is dad to 3 children! He is a "Great father always interacting with them and is very loving!" Keep reppin' for the good dads Jordan!