All Articles Tagged "million father march"
(Chicago Tribune) — After the organ and tambourines died down inside the packed Bright Star Church of God in Christ, Pastor Chris Harris led the hundreds among his flock north on East 44th Street to the Woodson Middle School campus. Harris and his parishioners ringed the school, raised their palms and prayed for safety and scholastic excellence when classes start for most Chicago students on Tuesday. The act is to be replicated by dozens of other faith leaders and congregations this week at schools across the city, Harris said.
(Palm Beach Post) — A simple thing like taking your child to school can be a jumping-off point in becoming more active in a student’s education, said Ron Leonard, president of the Black Educators Caucus of Palm Beach County. That’s why, when school starts Monday, he’s hoping to see a lot of fathers queuing up in front of the entrance to schools across the county. The caucus has signed Palm Beach County on to participate in the Million Father March, a national initiative that urges fathers, grandfathers and other male role models to take their kids to the first day of school.