Dads are Important! Why? Research says...

Father involvement in schools is associated with improvements by students in academics, behavior, and social skills.


Academically Students:
• Receive more A's
• Enjoy school more
• Stay in school
• Continue their education


Dads Take Your Child to School Day, 2013 had over 11,400 fathers, step-fathers, and other significant caregivers participate in events throughout New York State, from NYC to Buffalo. 478 Head Start Programs, Schools, and Community Based Organizations hosted activities for Dads and their children of all ages.
Survey results confirmed the importance of:
• Planning early for your event
• Schools engaging Community Based Organizations to help plan and execute your event
• Utilizing the resources available on the website.
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Get Involved

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Father Power!

Actively involved fathers are a positive force in the lives of their children and their community. Dads Take Your Child to School Day ​is an event that promotes father involvement by encouraging fathers and significant male caregivers of all kinds to take their children to school or Head Start.