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 (decreased dropout rate), and
  • continue their education.


Behavioral changes:

  • positive relationship with father results in child less likely to smoke, drink, or use drugs; and
  • boys are less likely to end up in jail/go to prison


Socially children:

  • have increased self esteem;
  • more self control, and
  • are less impulsive. 

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350 Schools and Head Start Programs throughout New York State participated in this event.  Over 4,147 fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, godfathers, and other significant male caregivers took their children to school.

Father power...
in 2012

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, stepfathers, foster fathers, grandfathers, uncles. brothers, godfathers, and other significant male caregivers to take their children to school or Head Start.

To participate in this year's event, register your school, Head Start Program, or organization at: dadstakeyourchildtoschool.comdadstakeyourchildtoschool.org


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