ALBANY, N.Y. – The City School District of Albany and other local schools will participate in "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" Tuesday.
Fathers and father figures are urged to accompany their children to school on Tuesday as part of a national effort to encourage men to be more active in their children's education.
The national event began in 2006 as a way to help fathers engage in their children's education. Only one school participated in the event when it began, but today, the program has spread to more than 400 schools, Head Start programs and community partners.
Statistics show that children whose fathers take an active role in their lives have better academic, behavioral and social success. Children are more likely to earn mostly A grades in core subjects, and fathers who are engaged in their children's education have more self-confidence about their role as a parent and generally feel more valuable to their children.
Below is a list of local schools participating in today's event:
North Albany Academy
Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy
Stephen & Harriet Myers Middle School
William S. Hackett Middle School
New Scotland Elementary School
Albany School of Humanities
Pine Hills Elementary
Arbor Hill Elementary School
Delaware Avenue Community School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Giffen Memorial Elementary School
Sheridan Preparatory Academy
Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology
Central Park International Magnet School
Lincoln Elementary School
Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School
Mont Pleasant Middle School
Family Priorities Mediated Solutions
"Dads Take Your Child to School Day" is a partnership with the New York State Fatherhood Initiative of the state of Office of Children and Family Services and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.