12th Annual “Dads Take Your Child To School” Celebration

Published on September 14, 2018, 3:52 pm
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Students and families will walk from the Bronx River Cornerstone Community Center to neighboring schools.


DYCD, along with City, State and Federal agencies, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Scholastic, and HealthFirst, will sponsor the 12th Annual Dads Take Your Child to School Day Rally.

The event is open to all fathers, uncles, grandfathers, male caregivers, mentors, as well as other family members and school children. This year, participants will walk from the Bronx River Cornerstone Community Center in Soundview to neighboring schools, including a “High Five” receiving line at Mott Hall V at 1551 East 172nd Street in Bronx.

Dads Take Your Child to School is a nationwide event celebrated in more than 700 locations across the country. Participating partners include the New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS), New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), New York City Department of Education (DOE), the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS), the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (NYS OTDA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families (HHS ACF).


DYCD Commissioner Bill Chong
HRA First Deputy Commissioner Gary Jenkins
Quentin Vennie, father and guest speaker
Dozens of young people and their families
Invited elected officials


The Bronx River Cornerstone Community Center
1619 East 174th Street
Bronx, NY 10472


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (all times are approximate)

07:00 a.m.— Program begins/Commissioner’s welcome
07:30 a.m.— Guest speaker Quentin Vennie addresses families
07:45 a.m. — Rally and March to various schools
07:50 a.m. — “High Five” line at Mott Hall V at 1551 East 172nd Street for dads and students entering the school

About DYCD and its Fatherhood Initiative

Since 2002, DYCD has been committed to enhancing children’s development through programs that encourage fathers to become personally involved with their children and relate to their co-parents. DYCD’s Fatherhood Initiative helps fathers reconnect with their children and develop essential parenting skills by helping each participant (1) increase engagement and responsibility in his relationship with his child/children; and (2) provide material and financial support to his child/children. For more information on DYCD, please visit here or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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