• Take a Father to School Day 2022

  • For the 24th year, Pittsburgh Public Schools celebrates the nationally recognized Take a Father to School Day.


    All District schools will open their doors on Friday, May 20th to welcome thousands of Pittsburgh fathers to spend the day with their student(s) participating in various activities planned at each school. 


    On 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.


    All Take a Father to School Day activities must be held outside, and masks are required. Thank you so much for your cooperation!

    24 years


    Created by Former School Board Member Mark Brentley Sr., the goal of Take a Father to School Day is to bring men into the school building to establish better communications with schools; understand that they are welcomed in schools; and explore opportunities for volunteering and becoming more involved in their child's education.


    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.

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    Take a father to school day 2016


    Easy right? Well, join the challenge and post your pictures or videos on social media to share.

  • This year's theme is “Power through Partnerships.” 



    Thank you to this year's partners for making the day so special:
    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Literacy Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Penguins, The Pittsburgh Steelers, and The Pittsburgh Pirates!