Quotes and Support
"DTYCTS kicks off our year with high expectations for parent involvement and father/male figure involvement in particular. We see continued involvement throughout the year of men who participate in this event." -- Lorenzo A. Chambers, Principal PS 279, 1070 E. 104th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236
"It was amazing to look out my office window and see so many dads walking their kids to school. It's great to witness the commitment these fathers have to their children's education." --John Pegolowski, Social Worker, Silver Creek, NY (as quoted in the Dunkirk Observer).
"It’s really exciting, I couldn't wait for him to bring me." --Veronica, 8
"Fathers are so important to the family and a father's involvement in a child's life can make all the difference in the world. By bringing their children to school, fathers and father figures can demonstrate their commitment to the success of their children in school and in life." --Jennifer Hickman, Chautauqua Opportunities, Jamestown, NY (as quoted in the Dunkirk Observer)
"Ever since organizing the first DTYCTS at P.S. 242, dads have become more visible, involved, and engaged within our school community!" --Nancy Pereira , New York City, NY District 4 Family Advocate
"It’s important for other men to see that this is what being a dad is… taking your kid to school in the morning." --Kevin Barnes, Father, North Albany Academy (as quoted by WTEN Albany).
State and Federal Leaders
"Youth of today need positive role models in their lives to help them successfully navigate their transition into adolescence and young adulthood." --Gladys Carrión, Commissioner, New York State Office of Children and Family Services
"Taking your child to school isn't just a gesture, it’s a way to show your child that their education really matters. When a dad or father figure gets involved in a child’s education, that child succeeds, and we are able to build strong communities and a stronger city." --Jeanne B. Mullgrav, Commissioner, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.
"Actively involved fathers are a positive force in the lives of their children and their community. When fathers are involved in the lives of their children, especially their education, their children learn more, perform better in school, and exhibit healthier behavior." --Joyce Thomas, Regional