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Fatherhood Initiative

ABOUT HUSD FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE

Nine years ago the Hayward Unified School District started the initiative to intentionally involve fathers in schools through an event called the Million Father March. The Million Fathers March (MFM) is an opportunity for dads, uncles, grandfathers, coaches, mentors, clergy, men’s groups and organizations to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children throughout the school year by escorting children to school on this day.

Today the district is working to expand resources and support to father through a number of workshops, events, and programs. In November 2018 the district started with a 12-week R3 Fatherhood Class a partnership program with Healthy Relationships California. A new class series will begin in March at Winton Middle School.

The district has also teamed up with La Familia and First 5 Father Corps to train male staff and Parent Ambassadors to attend a series of train the trainer workshops. The group of fathers will kick off a new Cafe Dad drop in opportunity at the Parent Resource Center HUB starting in mid March 2019. 

Working to uplift fathers and families! 

MILLION FATHER MARCH - SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Fatherhood Events and Programs 

WHAT DATE TIME Flyer   LOCATION
Week of Fathers and Father Figures 9/23-9/27 Varies Link  Varies by school site
Million Father March  9/27 Varies Link  All Schools
R3/12-Week Fatherhood Academy 

9/24-12/17

6 - 8 PM Link  Parent Center HUB
Cafe Dad  9/26 6 - 8 PM Link  Parent Center HUB
Cafe Dad 10/10 6 - 8 PM Link  Parent Center HUB
Cafe Dad 11/14 6 - 8 PM Link  Parent Center HUB
Cafe Dad 12/12 6 - 8 PM Link  Parent Center HUB
Cafe Dad 1/9 6 - 8 PM Link  Parent Center HUB
Cafe Dad 2/13 6 - 8 PM Link  Parent Center HUB
Cafe Dad 3/12 6 - 8 PM Link  Parent Center HUB
Cafe Dad 4/9 6 - 8 PM Link  Parent Center HUB
Cafe Dad 5/14 6 - 8 PM Link  Parent Center HUB

Program and Opportunities Overview 

About Cafe Dad - 

About R3 Fatherhood Academy - 

About the Million Father March -