Dare To Be King Project believes that educating families, caretakers and communities in the most effective way to support student learning and is an important strategy for increase student achievement.
In order to achieve this, we focus heavily on implementing targeted workshops and activities for fathers, grandfathers and father figures in schools.
These school based workshops for fathers provide a clear understanding of the “Three R’s” – Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities.
What is successful parent involvement?
Successful parent involvement must include outreach, follow up and activities targeted toward fathers.
All too often parent involved centers around mothers and grandmothers. Many schools never consider implementing workshops for fathers.
The following is a partial list of school based “fatherhood workshops” offered:
- Breakfast with Dads
Series of morning sessions with fathers, grandfathers and father figures designed to mobilize and increasing fatherhood participation in schools. Sessions include breakfast.
Workshop designed to support the notion that parents who are able to work together improve the likelihood that families succeed.
- Dad & Child Reading
Workshop promotes the power of dads and children reading together. Workshop supports literacy activities and helping dad’s select appropriate reading materials.
- Dads Book Club
Workshop supports creating a book club for dads who attend parent meetings. Selected books on fathers & families are provided.
- Man in the Mirror: Dealing with Anger & Attitude
Workshop addresses many of the factors that influence or heighten anger: unemployment, prior incarceration, substance abuse, exposure to violence and childhood neglect or abuse.
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a customized workshop for the dad’s in your school.
The statistics below provide a glimpse into the risk that males growing up without a father are faced with. These statistics translate to mean that children from a fatherless home are:
- 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
- 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
- 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes
- 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes
- 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes
- 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes
- 70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes
- 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home
- 5 times more likely to commit suicide
- 32 times more likely to run away
- 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders
- 14 times more likely to commit rape
- 9 times more likely to drop out of high school
- 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances
- 9 times more likely to end up in a state-operated institution 20 times more likely to end up in prison.