What can only be described as “a million fathers” are joining this year’s Million Father March for the first day of school.
Organized by The Black Star Project, the Million Father March aims to have all men (not just fathers) get involved in their family’s schooling. Male caretakers of all ages walked their kids to school, sat with them in class, and participated in other activities. The activities continue as more of the country’s kids are going back to school.
Serge Bielanko of Babble’s Dadding reminded us that it’s Million Father March time again. Last year, we covered a couple of events, and this year, the “march” is expected to grow.
The concept is simple: men, especially dads (but also including “grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, significant male caregivers and friends of the family,” according to the Black Star Project website), are to take their kids to their first day of school.
While the event was initially created for the African American community, it has been more recently been celebrated by people of all races.
Ron Leonard, president of the Black Educators Caucus of Palm Beach County, Florida, suggests something simple for fathers: take your kids to school. As in, physically take your kids …