Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino is calling on all dads and Westchester school leaders to save the date for “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” Sept. 20.
“Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a great way for dads and kids to get the school year started off right – and to keep it going strong,” said Astorino, a father of three. “Please join us for this fun and important way to show our children we care about their education and will be there all year long.”
Research shows students with involved fathers receive more A’s, enjoy school more and stay in school longer, according to the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, a resource of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The event is part of a statewide campaign that promotes fatherhood by encouraging fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, godfathers, and other significant male caregivers to be involved in their child’s education, Astorino said.
Astorino’s #DadBeThere fatherhood initiative is an ongoing effort to support the full spectrum of fathers – from those who are active in the home to those who are absent.
Programs range from career counseling and job placement assistance to simply creating more opportunities for dads and families to spend time together. Visit here for more information .Astorino is also encouraging all dads and families to share their proud fathering moments using the hashtags #DadBeThere and #DadsTakeYourChildtoSchoolDay.