Martin McDonald and his son, Malachi, took part in the Rob Astorino press event Wednesday at Oakside Elementary School to promote “Dad Take Your Child to School Day,” which is scheduled for Sept. 20.

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Martin McDonald has been involved for a number of years, along with other fathers, in promoting the involvement of fathers in their children’s lives. He said a big part of that is breaking down stereotypes and working at the grassroots level.

“I got involved about three years ago with a small group of men and we wanted to find out how we could actually impact the school, how we could impact the community and our kids and our families,” he said, as County Executive Rob Astorino and Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Fine and others looked on. “We decided there were things we could do on the grassroots level because there is a stereotypical picture out there of black males not being involved in their children’s lives. In my perspective, all the fathers I know really are involved and we have to let people know that.”

McDonald was involved in the first Dad Take Your Child to School Day three years ago and has seen it grow into the event it is today. His son, Malachi, also addressed the room, which consisted of county officials, district officials and district fathers as well as members of the media.

Malachi’s remarks can be viewed in the video below:

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