On Sept 22, 2015, PS 36 celebrated the third annual Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The initiative which began in NYC Public Schools in 2013. Studies have shown a significance for father involvement in a child's life.
Why is "Dads Take Your Child to School" Important?
Research indicates that children whose fathers take active a more active role in their lives have better outcomes related to academics, behavior, and social skills:
- Father involvement in schools is associated with the higher likelihood of a student getting mostly A’s.
- Children that have a father involved in their life are two times less likely to drop out of school.
- Children living in homes with a father present are two times less likely to repeat a grade in school
- Children of highly-involved resident fathers were 55 % more likely to enjoy school
- Students whose non-resident fathers were involved in their schools were more likely to participate in extracurricular activities.
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes– Nine times the national average.
- 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes. 20 times the national average.
- Children living in two-parent households with a positive relationship with their father are 32% less likely to smoke, drink or use drugs compared to all teens in two-parent households
- Adolescent girls raised with involved Fathers are significantly less likely to be sexually active
- Boys whose fathers are present in the household are 2 times less likely to go to prison as boys with fathers that are absent
- Children with an involved father tend to have more self-control and tend to be less impulsive
- Children tend to have a higher self esteem and be more generous when there is father involvement.
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The event is drawing an increase in father involvement each year. We look forward to continued success throughout the year and more years to follow. .