Million Fathers March Distance Learning Campaign

The Million Fathers March (MFM) is a call for fathers and father figures, including grandfathers, mentors, community leaders, and men’s groups and organizations to participate in a back-to-school campaign to support the academic success and life goals of the children and  mentees throughout the school year and beyond. 

 We invite you to march for your children and mentees on and offline to meet the challenges of distance learning and at home schooling during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. 




Join the Community Online Campaign

Join our MFM mailing list to get more updates about this year’s campaign. We will be sharing important online resources to help fathers like yourself provide support for your children or mentees. 


Hosted by the Black Parallel School Board

For the last five years, Black Parallel School Board (BPSB) has hosted the Million Fathers March in conjunction with the national Millions Fathers March.

Because of COVID-19 most schools will not be physically re-opening, and the national march will not be taking place. But BPSB plans to maintain the tradition and campaign of MFM by inviting fathers and father figures to commit and pledge full support of their children and mentees as they return to school. We invite you to help build  community support using online and offline resources.

How Participate the MFM Campaign 2020

Visit the BPSB Facebook Event page and follow the the hashtag #MFM2020 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

On the events page, post an image of you and your children or mentees in the learning environment you have set up for them. 

Post one of several pledges on your social media channels to encourage other fathers and figures to participate the MFM campaign. 

Set Up a Learning Environment

Help your children set up a workspace where they can get focused school activities throughout the day. Try to make the worksapce distraction from as possible. And reward them for maintaining and keeping that workspace ready for each day of school. 

Update School Contact Information

Be sure to that your school and district have all the contact information they need for you and your children. SCUSD is emailing information every week to prepare for their distance learning program. 

Access the Campus Portal

Be sure to you sign up for the SCUSD Capuse Portal so that you can get access information about the academic progress of your children. 

Help Your Children Set Academic Goals

Help your children set academic goals for the year, and constantly remind them of the  importantance of those goals in and beyond  their time in school. Teach them strategies for how you achieved goals in your own life. 

Use Technology

Help your children use technology (computers, smart phones, Alexa, Google Home, etc.) to set up reminders for online classes, assignments, and activities. 

2020 Million Fathers March Pledges


  1. I will help set up a work environment for my children.
  2. I will review my children’s schoolwork on a daily basis.
  3. I will help my children set academic goals and lifetime goals for themselves.
  4. I will help set up routines for my children so that they can be successful.
  5. I will keep in contact with teachers about the academic progress of my children.
  6. I will work with my children’s mother or guardian to achieve the best academic and social outcomes for my children.
  7. I will attend community organizations that support changes in education that benefit all children.
  8. I will teach my children the values of education, family, and community.



The Black Parallel School Board (BPSB) is a community organization developed to work parallel to the Sacramento City Unified District Board of Education. Its major responsibility is to support the educational growth and achievement of Black students.

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