4Positive Knowledge founder, Terry Boykins, has teamed with Chicago-based youth and community advocate, Phillip Jackson of the Black Star Project, to promote the united impact fathers have on their children's education. It is called the Million Father March.
Now in its fourth year, the Million Father March promotes the involvement of fathers leading their children to the first day of school. Additionally, the campaign promotes schools building relationships with fathers as a viable tool to help students excel both academically and behaviorally.
In addition to advocating paternal involvement in schools, another key aspect of the Million Father March involves creating partnerships between employers and fathers. Such partnerships are being promoted to allow fathers a couple hours off (preferably paid) to be there for their child's first day of school. The campaign is also working various marketing opportunities to grow exposure and increase the participation of father/child participation nationwide.
For more information on how communities and schools can participate in the Fall 2007 Million Father March, visit www.streetpositive.com , or, contact (909) 370-2805.
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