Marching for change: Dads commit to kids’ education in Aiken school


DADS ALL ACROSS THE NATION WENT BACK TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TODAY. IT’S NATIONAL MILLION FATHERS MARCH DAY — WHERE DADS SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION. NEWSCHANNEL 6’S SAMANTHA WILLIAMS SPENT HER MORNING AT SECOND BAPTIST CHRISTIAN PREP SCHOOL IN AIKEN. IT’S MILLION FATHERS MARCH DAY, AND MORE THAN 90 CITIES ACROSS THE NATION ARE CELEBRATING FATHER’S ROLES IN THEIR KID’S EDUCATION. HERE AT SECOND BAPTIST PREP SCHOOL, DOZENS OF DADS CAME OUT TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THEIR KIDS. IT STARTED WITH A MARCH. DAD AFTER DAD, MAKING A COMMITMENT TO BE A PART OF THEIR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION. AFTER WALKING THEIR LOVED ONE INSIDE, FATHERS READ BOOKS AND FOR THOSE WHOSE DADS COULDN’T MAKE IT, THEY DIDN’T MISS OUT ON STORY TIME. SECOND BAPTIST CHRISTIAN PREP, JUST ONE OF THE HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS THAT IS MARCHING FOR CHANGE. CHRISTOPHER EMMANUAL “THIRD GRADE DETERMINES A CHILD’S EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS, ECONOMIC STABILITY AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, DADS ARE THE ANSWER. THEY SHOULD DEFINITELY BE INVOLVED IN THE SCHOOLS.” DADS WEREN’T THE ONLY MALES AT THE EVENT. FATHER FIGURES, LIKE GRANDPARENTS AND UNCLES, STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE, TOO. IN AIKEN, SAMANTHA WILLIAMS, WJBF NEWSCHANNEL 6.

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