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Million Father March DC a SUCCESS!

MEN LEAD OUR CHILDREN BACK 2 SCHOOL in DC

Daddyscool.com and Returning Citizens

Some had on White Tee Shirts, some didn’t, but all made a strong showing united to take our children back to school.  Washington, DC was one of 700 cities through out the nation that participated in the Million Father March.  Some grandfathers, stepdads, and dads with disabilities all showed their kids how important it was to be there on the first day of school.  SOme late and some on time and some like myself … kind of on time :) – Mike T @1cooldad

SUCCESS!  Look forward to making a bigger mark next year!  This is only the beginning.

Interested in having your city involved with MFM visit www.blackstarproject.org or contact mike@daddyscool.com

 

 

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Dads we ask that you donate at least 2 hrs of your time this school year.

Here are some things you can do throughout the year:

To fulfill your school volunteer hours, you can:

 

•            Mentor children at the school

 

•            Tutor children at the school

 

•            Read to children during class

 

•            Chaperone a field trip

 

•            Monitor the lunchroom

 

•            Monitor the hallway

 

•            Watch the students before and after school to provide safe passage

 

•            Clean the school facilities (wash chalkboards, sweep and mop floors, maintain the grounds, etc.)

 

•            Become a member of the Local Student Council, Parent Teacher Association, or School Board

 

•            Start a calling tree to remind parents about events like Parent/Teacher Conferences, PTA meetings, or report card pick-up day

 

•            Provide snacks for an after school event (such as sporting events)

 

•            Help the teacher grade papers

 

GET involved!

 

 

Join us Aug. 21 for the POP Rally at Martin’s (Pre-March event)

Visit our FACEBOOK event page click “I’m Attending” To be counted as part of the MARCH~

Million Father March Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

One Million Fathers Lead the Nation Back to School this Fall

District of Columbia joins Largest, Organized Back-to-School Effort in U.S. History

 

Washington, DC – Monday, August 22, 2011, DaddysCool.com and Returning Citizens United lead the effort for fathers to take their children to school the first day in Washington, DC .

 

The organizations have partnered with The Black Star Project, U.S.A. who is managing the Million Father March 2011 on the first-day-of-school in nearly 700 cities across America.  Started in 2006, the Million Father March has become a special day that fathers and men use to make a commitment to their children, their families, their communities and their country with their dynamic presence at a school.

 

“Better parents produce better communities, better schools, and better students with higher academic achievements,” says Phillip Jackson, Executive Director of The Black Star Project, U.S.A.  “This is the real Fathers Day!”

DaddysCool.com, a web site for proactive fathers and Returning Citizens United, an organization that gives hope to previously incarcerated men, saw a need for DC to join the March so combined to make a difference.

 

The groups are getting the word out through social media, organizations and events.  They are asking local men taking kids to school to wear a plain white tee shirt to show they are a part of the initiative.  In addition to coming to school, men are to meet their children’s teachers and principal as well as commit to volunteering at the school throughout the year.

 

Research shows that children whose fathers take an active role in their educational lives earn better grades, score higher on tests, enjoy school more and are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college.  A good father is part of a good parent team and is critical to creating a strong family structure.  Strong family structures produce children who are more academically proficient, socially developed and self-assured.  Such children become adults who are valuable assets to their communities.

 

Participants in the event include fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, significant male caregivers and friends of the family.  Businesses are asked to give fathers and men two hours off that morning (with pay) to take their children to school.  Participating men will also be encouraged to volunteer at schools throughout the year.

 

School starts in DC on August 22, but because back-to-school dates vary from city to city the March will be a rolling event that takes place on the first day of this school year between August 3, 2011, and October 2, 2011.

 

The 2011 Million Father March isponsored by the Schott Foundation for Public Information, in partnership with the National PTA and the National Fatherhood Initiative.  Also visit our website at www.blackstarproject.org to bring the Million Father March.

 

For more information about the Million Father March in Washington, DC contact Mike Tucker mike@daddyscool.com or visit www.daddyscool.com.

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Million Father March DC Monday Aug. 22

Calling all Fathers, Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, Big Brothers, Male caregivers

Do you realize what it would mean to your child to have you there on the first day of school?

Monday August 22, join the Million Father March in Washington, DC 

IT’S SIMPLE.

Take your kids to school … Leave an impression and be an example.

Your decision to take a few hours out of your day will make a difference in your child’s spirit and show

the world how important your child is to you.

One Day makes a World of Difference

Join the movement in 700 cities to be a positive force in records number this month.

August 22   MEN LEAD THE WAY. Take your child back to school.

 

WHAT TO DO:

Sun., Aug. 21 –

POP RALLY – to get us pumped, network and unwind before the big first day.

MARTINS Restaurant and Lounge 1919 9th St. 2pm-6pm

Mon, Aug. 22 –

Wear a plain White T shirt (signifier to Million Father March)

Take your child to school

Take a few minutes to Meet their teachers and principal

 

visit our MILLION FATHER MARCH DC FACEBOOK page to click “I’m Attending” and check in on the EVENT WALL –  Let us know what school(s) you are taking your kid(s)

 

DADDYSCOOL.COM and RETURNING CITIZENS UNITED are officially registered to bring the Million Father March to DC.  Our partners include:  100 Fathers, Inc., Serenity Inc., Alliance of Concerned Men, Captain Fly. MORE partners to be announced.  TO be a partner to get the word out CONTACT:  Mike Tucker mike@daddyscool.com  202.487.6453 or Yango Sawyer 202.270.1098

 

The 2011 Million Father March is managed by The Black Star Project, U.S.A. and sponsored by the Schott Foundation for Public Information, in partnership with the National PTA and the National Fatherhood Initiative. Also visit our website at www.blackstarproject.org to bring the Million Father March.

** The Black Star Project, U.S.A. is sponsoring the Million Father March 2011 on the first-day-of-school in nearly 700 cities across America.  Started in 2006, the Million Father March has become a special day that fathers and men use to make a commitment to their children, their families, their communities and their country with their dynamic presence at a school.

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