Fatherhood Magazine: Especially for future, expectant, new and experienced fathers and their families.
FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY, MAY 10, 2018
A partnership with M-DCPS Office of Community Engagement
Fathers in Education Day, May 10, 2018 was a great success! Thousands of Fathers and male role-models took the time to actively engage at Miami-Dade schools by reading, telling stories, sharing activities and interests. Fathers in Education Day also reinforces summer reading and positive connections between fathers and their children all year long.
Silver Bluff Elementary School
Holly Zwerling, CEO/President Fatherhood Task Force
John D. Pace, M-DCPS Central Region Superintendent
Alberto Carvalho, M-DCPS Superintendent
Barbara Mendizábal, M-DCPS South Region Superintendent
Jose Bueno, M-DCPS North Region Superintendent
Mari Tere Rojas, M-DCPS School Board Member, District 6
Fathers & Male Role-Models
FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY 2018 GALLERY
Detailed Workshop Information and Locations for Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week Free Neighborhood Workshops – May 5 – 11, 2018
Detailed Workshop Information and Locations
Fathers in Action & Advocacy Week Free Neighborhood Workshops
May 5-11, 2018
For more information contact Holly Zwerling, CEO/President, Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, 305-812-4000 or
Holly@fatherhoodtfsf.org. or go to ftfsf.org. For M-DCPS Parent Academy, www.parentacademymiami.com or 305-995-2680
Special Events During FIED Week!
Do You See Me?
Wednesday, May 9, 10 a.m.
United Way Center For Excellence Main Stage
3250 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129
Town Hall: BIAS
Friday, May 11, 9 a.m.
Overtown Youth Center
450 NW 14th St, Miami, FL
Town Hall Meeting on “Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes”
The “Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes” Town Hall Meeting held on February 2, 2018 at the United Way brought together a dream team of health providers, community advocates and civic organizations. Representatives from the United Way, Children’s Trust, The Children’s Movement, Florida Department of Children and Families, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade Judicial and Legal Systems, Faith-based organizations, Health Councils, educators from medical schools, universities, and students attended. Also attending were obstetricians, pediatricians, heart specialists, family life educators and therapists. All attendees participated with great collaborative success! The event raised awareness on the importance of men’s physical and mental health effecting reproductive health outcomes.
Fatherhood Task Force Advocacy Network Father Involvement in Birth Outcomes
Town Hall – Friday, February 2, 2018; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
United Way – Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
This event intends to increase communication and collaboration among systems of care providers who are interested in increasing the involvement of future dads, expectant fathers and new fathers in the preparation for parenthood leading to healthy birth outcomes.
RSVP: Holly Zwerling 305.812.4000 Holly@Fatherhoodtfsf.org
Thank You Miami Dads and Role Models!
FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY 2017 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND WAS SUPPORTED BY THE CHILDREN’S TRUST! NEIGHBORHOOD DADS PARTICIPATED BY READING, TELLING STORIES AND SHARING INTERESTS WITH M-D CPS’ STUDENTS. THANK YOU ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SPONSORS FOR HELPING MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
Holly Zwerling, CEO/President of the Fatherhood Task Force and new father Malcolm Solomon spoke about the FTF and New Fatherhood on WLRN Topical Currents. Here’s the link: http://wlrn.org/post/fatherhood-task-force-south-florida. Happy Fathers Day every day to all new and seasoned fathers and male role models who are engaged in children’s lives.
Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent – Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Honored Speaker at Fathers in Education Day 2017
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, applauds Fathers in Education Day…underscoring the need for more father & male role model involvement in childrens’ lives and supporting literacy through the Fatherhood Reading Squad.
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho & Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman, School Board Chair at Fathers in Education Day 2017, an intiative supported by the The Chidren’s Trust.
Chief Meteorologist, Luis Carrera Telemundo 51, Reads At Henry Flagler Elementary School on Fathers In Education Day 2017
Chief Meteorologist, Luis Carrera Telemundo 51, is a role-model to students and the community. He interviewed a dad reading in Spanish to his daughter and to a class in at Henry Flagler Elementary School in Miami on Fathers in Education Day 2017.
FATHERS IN EDUCATION DAY, MAY 11, 2017
A partnership with M-DCPS Office of Community Engagement
Fathers in Education Day, May 11, 2017 was designed to increase father involvement in schools throughout Miami-Dade County by giving fathers more opportunities to influence children’s learning by being present in their schools to read, tell stories, share activities and interests. Children’s perception of fathers, male role models and men was affected positively when they saw them take the time to come to their schools and actively engage with them. Fathers in Education Day was meant to reinforce summer reading, summer connections between fathers and their children.
A GREAT SUCCESS! MAY 6-12, 2017
Fathers In Action & Advocacy Week
Partnership with MDCPS Parent Academy
Fathers in Action and Advocacy Week, May 6-12, 2017 provided interactive workshops for Fathers and Families focused on Promoting Healthy Relationships through leadership, advocacy and parenting skills. These action-oriented workshops brought together new and seasoned fathers and families who wanted to strengthen their family connections and secure a resource rich community life. Thank you to all community partners and participants who took part. See you next year!
(Click flyer below to download)
Community Workshops on Leadership, Dad’s Role, & Safety for Kids