On Sunday, August 29, 2010, Illinois Fathers along with affiliate Black Star Project USA are sponsoring the Million Father March 2010 for the first-day-of-school in nearly 500 cities across America.
Past. Spencer Gibson and Carl Cannon will speak on the importance of fathers involvement in their children’s education and the integrity singers will perform. Light refreshments will be served.
Participants in the event include fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, significant male caregivers and friends of the family. Although this event is created by Black men, women and men of all ethnicities are also encouraged to take their children to school on their first day.
Businesses are asked to give fathers and men two hours off that morning (with pay) to take their children to school. Participating men will also be encouraged to volunteer at schools throughout the year.
The 2010 Million Father March is sponsored in part by Peoria School District #150, The Black Star Project, Heart of Peoria Neighborhood Association and Illinois Fathers. You may also email email@example.com or call (309) 696-7930 for more information.
Information submitted by General Parker