Actively involved fathers are a positive force in the lives of their children and their community. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide event that promotes father involvement by encouraging fathers and significant male caregivers of all kinds to take their children to school or Head Start.

All who participate in this event are asked to accompany their student into the school building on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 19, and sign in at their school’s welcome table. At that time, there will be an opportunity for father figures to commit to staying involved throughout the year by volunteering for upcoming events.

Studies overwhelmingly show that positive male role models are associated with improvements in a child’s:
• academic performance
• cognitive development
• behavior
• confidence
• health and well-being
• household economics

Participants are encouraged to share their moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @PeekskillCSD #dadbethere #peekskillpride

Editor’s Note: This information was provided by the Peekskill City School District.