A Father’s Perspective

At 24, Bo Brown was a single father to a newborn daughter and paying for full-time childcare. In the first five years of her life, he had paid $50,000 in childcare.

We sat down with Bo to find out what life was like back then.

“When you’re 24, 25 and 26 years old and not making a lot of money, paying daycare bills doesn’t leave a lot left to afford necessities like rent or a mortgage, or whatever. That’s the largest burden financially on someone.”

As an advocate for single parents everywhere, Bo now serves as a member of the Forward Foundation Board of Directors.

“The financial resources that the Forward Foundation makes available to people is empowering financially beyond just that month’s daycare bill. It goes a lot further than that,” Bo said.

That’s why Forward Foundation exists – to help single parents like Bo who are spending an average of 34% of their household income on child care alone.

Check out Bo’s full story below and know that we are here for you in your time of need.