The Dads' Outreach Liaison supports and encourages dads' involvement in Title 1 schools. Father involvement is very important in a child's education because, according to the U.S. Department of Education, children whose fathers take an active role in their education are:
- More likely to make A's
- More likely to enjoy school
- More likely to be involved in extracurricular activities
- Less likely to have discipline problems
- Less likely to repeat a grade
Dads can influence their children's education in many ways, either through volunteering in the classroom, participating in father/child events, or reading with their child. Reading is the way a father can have the most profound influence on their child(ren)'s education. Just 15 to 30 minutes a night spent reading together helps build stronger bonds between father and child.
*Dad is used in this case to include any positive, adult male role model in a child's life. This can include, but is not limited to, fathers, uncles, grandfathers, step-fathers, or cousins.