Schools across the District will participate in the annual Fathers Walk on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Each year, fathers, uncles, grandfathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, brothers and mentors mark the day by taking children to school. The countywide initiative stresses the important role of fathers and other men in the lives of students.
The event encourages fathers to take the following pledge:
I am responsible for the education of my child.
I will encourage all children to do their best every day at school.
I will speak to my child about the value of learning and the importance of reaching your potential.
I will help with schoolwork and review assignments for completion.
I will praise my child when he/she does well in school.
I will speak with my child’s teachers and support them in educating my child.
I will teach my child the value of education and the value of family.
I will work with my child’s mother or guardian to achieve the best academic and social outcomes for my child, even if I do not live with my child.
Contact your school for details of its Fathers Walk.