Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Men Make A Difference Day, October 10th
Men Make A Difference Day is a great day for fathers to rediscover their place in the academic lives of their children. The concept of Men Make A Difference Day began three years ago in Prince George's County, Maryland when Dr. Michael A. Robinson called on fathers to escort their children to school. This remarkable one day event resulted in over 10,000 dads and significant male role models engaging their children's schools. Many of the dads escorted their children to school, while others observed classrooms, met teachers, committed to volunteering more at the school and yes there was an increase in the number of men who joined school PTAs. The outcomes of the first Men Make A Difference Day continued throughout that academic school year as well as subsequent years. Data indicated more fathers participated in teacher parent conferences, assisted with homework and volunteered in the past three years than every before. There was even an increase in the number of men who attended school sponsored parent workshops.
On October 10, 2011 fathers, uncles, brothers, sons, nephews and significant male role models in the lives of children are encouraged to participate in Men Make A Difference Day, by visiting their child's or family member's classroom and spending quality time with the student. Dads and significant male role models in the lives of children all over America are asked to observe the student's daily routine, participate as allowed in the interactive classroom instruction, and get involved in the excitement of teaching and learning.
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