The Black Star Project is in its eighth year of promoting a fatherhood initiative known as the Million Father March.

The Million Father March is about fathers taking their children to school on the first fall school day. Last year, 800,000 fathers in 600 cities took their children to school on the first day of school.

Participating in the Million Father March is easy, and schools can make the event big or small at little or no cost.

If schools in your district would like to participate in the Million Father March this fall, principals should e-mail their name, phone number, e-mail address, school name, city and state to Schools will then receive tips on ways to successfully engage fathers who participate in the march.

Students will be inspired seeing fathers at their school on that first day. And by participating, these fathers will be encouraged to support their children and to work with their school throughout the new school year. Additionally, this year, the Black Star Project is designing ways for each of the projected one million fathers to volunteer 10 hours of their time back to their schools for potentially 10 million hours of service to schools nationwide.

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