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Fathers in Education Day and Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week
Celebrating the 9th Year for Father and Male Role Model Initiatives in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 4th Largest School District in the USA
By: Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida
Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week Workshops encompass a unique week celebrating the important and necessary role Fathers have in families as educators and as community advocates and relationship partners. Workshops such as What is Your Story; Early Literacy; Fathers as Leaders in Home and Community; Co-Parenting;
M-DCPS is spearheading this initiative in partnership with the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, a community organization whose mission is to increase the engagement of fathers in children's lives. "It's a win-win for the community...everyone benefits," stated Holly Zwerling, CEO/President of the Fatherhood Task Force. Ms. Zwerling is being recognized as a Woman Leader of Fatherhood during the upcoming 24th International Fatherhood Conference of the National Partnership for Community Leadership. With the great support of the M-DCPS School Board, Office of Communications and Community Engagement, The Parent Academy, and Miami-Dade County, this initiative expands every year and serves as a beacon for other school districts. A major celebration is being planned for the 10th Anniversary of Fathers in Education Day and Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week in 2023.
Apollo Bank, Coral Gables, FL, is commended for crusading a positive action that will enable their male employees to take time off to volunteer on Fathers in Education Day, thus strengthening the initiative in M-DCPS. This measure demonstrates the importance of local business support of children's education and their local schools.
Fathers in Education Day and Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week are positive initiatives demonstrating that Miami-Dade County and M-DCPS have taken a leadership role in underscoring the importance of Father and male role model engagement in all children's lives and closing academic achievement gaps.
For information about Fathers in Education Day/Fathers in Action and Advocacy Week: http://www.engagemiamidade.net/
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