February 8, 2012
Studies show students perform better when both mothers and fathers are involved in their children’s education. Men and women think differently and bring different perspectives and skills to school activities. School communities thrive when both men and women participate. Yet, men remain a largely untapped resource.
Children benefit from their fathers’ involvement in their schools. Research by the National Center for Education Statistics indicates that a father’s involvement “exerts a distinct and independent influence” on a child’s success in school. Other findings from the U.S. Department of Education reveal that:
That’s where Project Fatherhood from Children’s Institute, Inc., comes in. Project Fatherhood is one of the pioneer fatherhood programs in the nation, and it offers fathers the opportunity to learn ways to be involved in the life and education of their children. Project Fatherhood at Rosemont School is a free service offered to fathers and their children every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the teachers’ lounge. We invite you to come by and bring your children! They’ll have an opportunity to do their homework, participate in arts and crafts projects or play sports.