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Highlights from Fathers in Educations Day 2015 and Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week

Community Partners Recognized the Importance of Fathers in Families

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A Look at Fathers in Education Day, May 14, 2015

Father Reading
Nathan B. Young ES

Fathers in Education Day
at Nathan B. Young ES

Father talking about work
Lenora B. Smith ES 

A Look at Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week Workshops

Father figure and boy
Transition to Kindergarten
Hosanna Community 

Raising Boys, Teaching Boys
Parkway Educational Complex
MDCPS Parent Academy 

Fatherhood Support Group
Supporting Leadership
Concerned African Women 

Past Events

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Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida is proud to announce our new partnership with the Miami Marlins. Fathers and their children recently joined us for an outing at the Marlins Park for a baseball game.

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2014 Involved Fathers Award

The Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida and the University of Miami, School of Education & Human Development recognized 31 fathers during the "2014 Involved Father" Award Celebration at UM Alumni Center on May 17, 2014 supported by The Children's Trust. Their schools, family and friends nominated them as role models for their commitment to the lives of children in support of their education and well-being.

In support of Fathers in Education Day, May 14th and Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week, May 12-16th, Ira Leesfield, far left at podium, and David Lawrence, Jr. received special awards.

We salute and value you!

Award Recipients: Angel Almaguer, Jose F. Argenal, Victor Bain, Arsenio Cabanzon, Esteban Campos, Luis Cruz, Gibson Dorce, Armando Fernandez, Humberto Garcia, Joseph Gebara, Aaron Gil, Brother Lyle Grandison, Douglas Greist, Pastor Dr. Dasha Johnson, Vinicio Larios, Keith Lewis, Ronald Mumford, Pascal Nikiema, Jorge Pineda, Kernst Raymond, Lewis Roberts, Jr., Jesus Sales, Daniel Sanchez, Don B. Smith, Lewis K. Smith, Tyrell R. Stewart, Sr., Cesar Suzarra, Randy E. Thomas, Andrew Varona, Johnny Wilson, Irving Zamora

On Father's Day, Every Day Ten Tips to Engage with your Children and Families.

1. Do something you enjoy which includes your children and community resources
2. Talk to your child so they hear your voice and feel connected to you
3. Show or express affection and empathy whether nearby or afar
4. Give your child opportunities to learn from you, your history, your culture
5. Express the importance of family - "It's good to be together."
6, Cuddle and read a favorite story where you make each other smile
7. Include others in your 'framily' circle and share stories together
8. Show your pride in being Mr. Dad every day - be involved in all ways
9. Demonstrate an interest in community to make it better
10. Set aside time to volunteer in your child's school to make a difference for all children

Call and connect with us as we increase father involvement in children's lives.

Fatherhood Reading Squad

Leaders for Readers in Neighborhood Schools

The Fatherhood Task Force values fathers as educators.
A father's role as an educator takes learning to another height. Be a role model for children to learn, read, explore, think and imagine. They will soar. Fathers are an important resource for the success of children. Their presence, support and interaction leads to significant positive changes in their academic and social future.

Inquire about the Fatherhood Reading Squad: Leaders for Readers program and volunteer your time to read or tell stories in your child's school.

The fathers who participated in the Fatherhood Reading Squad in our local schools were recognized at the Miami Dade County December 2014 School Board meeting by School Board member Dr. Wilbert "Tee" Holloway, District 1.

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