Take A Father to School Day
Take A Father To School Day calls men to take an active part in the education and development of youth. Created by former School Board Member Mark Brentley Sr., the goal of this event is to bring men into the school building to establish better communication with schools, understand that they are always welcome, and explore opportunities for volunteering and becoming more involved in their child’s education.
For this day, a "father" is any positive male role model in a child's life: a grandfather, cousin, uncle, older sibling, community leader, mentor, minister, etc. In support of our students and families showing amazing resilience to stay on track academically, this year’s theme is “Resilience Through Reading.”
Research suggests that the involvement of fathers exerts a distinct and independent influence on whether children ever repeat a grade, get mostly A's, enjoy school, and participate in extracurricular activities. In 2012, Take a Father to School Day received the Magna Award from the American School Board Journal, the National School Boards Association and Sodexo.
The Family, Youth and Community Engagement team organizes this family and community engagement event in all schools in conjunction with the PPS Board Sponsor, the Take a Father to School Day Executive Committee, and the District’s offices of Public Information and School Performance.
Images from previous Take a Father to School Day Events