Friday, August 15, 2014
The Million Father March is an opportunity for fathers to join their children for breakfast when they bring them to school at Plantersville Elementary on Aug. 20, at 7:20.
The Million Father March has grown out of recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of all students. A father who actively participates in the educational and social developmental life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable.
A 2004 summary study by The Parent Institute showed that at schools where teachers reported high levels of outreach to parents, reading test scores rose 50 percent higher, and math test scores 40 percent higher, than in schools where teachers reported low levels of outreach.
The Million Father March is an opportunity for all men to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children on the first day of school and throughout the school year.
The Black Star Project’s Million Father March aims to post men near the front doors at schools with sizable Black student populations to create an honor guard of strong, positive men who support all children at that school.
The Million Father March marks the beginning of a year-long educational, social, financial, emotional and spiritual commitment by men to children.