Equipping Young People with the Tools to Protect their Future



Donate or sign-up to volunteer! On Saturday, December 14, 2019, A Steady Hand and Dallas Cowboys Jaylon Smith are giving 100 kids a shopping spree at Target. Email Info@BeASteadyHand.org to get involved or request more information.

A Steady Hand is a 501(c)(3) community-led nonprofit based in Dallas, Texas that provides mentorship, educational exposure and leadership development.



Our Story

Donald R. Parish, Jr. founded A Steady Hand in the Summer of 2018. Inspired by the successful launch of a program called ‘Breakfast with Dads’, he decided to establish a new organization to utilize the momentum and outpouring of support from the community as well as to address the effects of fatherlessness on today’s youth. The organization, based in Dallas, Texas, is currently partnering with six schools located throughout the city.

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About the Founder & President

Our founder is committed to restoring hope in the lives of young people and helping them succeed, especially when they feel as if they lack the confidence, skills or support to do so. He brings a down-to-earth approach based on years of experience serving as a youth pastor as well as partnering with Dallas ISD schools and principals, organizing in public housing communities and coordinating with various neighborhood associations and recreational centers.

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Get Involved

(1) A Steady Hand is currently recruiting male volunteers for the 2019 mentorship program – please sign-up today if you’re interested in learning more. (2) Financial gifts are appreciated, as it is always needed and useful. We’d gladly accept in-kind donations (work laptops, gift cards) or even pro bono services (fundraising, videography, graphic design). (3) Subscribe to the newsletter and follow us on Facebook to learn about other ways to engage.

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Are You Willing to Step Up to the Plate?

A Steady Hand is working hard to recruit volunteers from every part of the city. Color doesn’t matter. Income bracket doesn’t matter.

We want to compel men to rise to the challenge of responsibility and be great for our young people. Be great for the neighborhood kid. Even if he has a father at home, he still needs another voice to nudge him in the right direction.

— Founder & President, Donald R. Parish, Jr.