Berkeley Middle School to participate in the Million…
On Monday, August 17, 2015, Berkeley County School District’s first day of school, Berkeley Middle School will participate in the national Million Father March (MFM) initiative. The school is encouraging all fathers to bring their children to school.
Patricia Hill, guidance counselor at Berkeley Middle School, said, “The faculty and staff at Berkeley Middle School are excited to be a part of the Million Father March this year. Research shows that students with involved fathers score higher on cognitive tests, have higher self-esteem and possess abilities associated with higher education achievement. We look forward to working more closely with our fathers this year to ensure student success!”
The MFM is an opportunity for men to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children on the first day of school and throughout the school year. Since MFM began in 2004, fathers and other significant male caregivers across the United States and around the world have gathered to accompany their children to their first day of the new school year. Each annual MFM marks the beginning of a yearlong commitment by men to their children’s educational success.
“This is a great way for Berkeley Middle School and schools across this country to begin the year. Fathers and men must take an active role with our youth!
By the way, I’ve seen it published as “Million Father March” too.