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