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Fatherhood Initiative

The 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 fathers 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. 

Working to uplift fathers and families! 

 

Father Corps Logo

Services are funded by the First 5 Alameda County and the Alameda County Fathers Corps.

 

Cafe DAD

THE ANNUAL MILLION FATHERS MARCH

The Million Fathers March (MFM) is an opportunity for dads, uncles, grandfathers, and father figures to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children throughout the school year by escorting children to school on this day.

Event Date: September 15, 2023

 

Father Principles

Fatherhood Events and Programs 

(Once a month on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6pm) 

The Parent Resource Center HUB | 24823 Soto Rd, Hayward, CA 94544

Date Time Topic
September 14, 2023 6:00PM - 7:30PM Preparing Your Child for Success
October 12, 2023 6:00PM - 7:30PM Bullying Prevention & Digital Safety
November 9, 2023 6:00PM - 7:30PM Substance Abuse, Gang Prevention & Fatherhood Resource Fair
December 14, 2023 6:00PM - 7:30PM Cafe Dad Winter Celebration - Room 10
January 11, 2024 6:00PM - 7:30PM Emergency Preparedness: Resources for the Home & Environment & Safety Practices at School
February 8, 2024 6:00PM - 7:30PM Navigating the Legal System
March 14, 2024 6:00PM - 7:30PM Budgeting, Saving, and Debt Management 
April 11, 2024 6:00PM - 7:30PM Supporting your Child's Success in High School (A-G Requirements)
May 2, 2024 6:00PM - 7:30PM To be determined, please check back for updates.

 

Fatherhood Summit

Fatherhood Summit

The Fatherhood Summit was a huge success with over 450 attendees, 30 workshops, a job fair, and compelling mainstage speakers.  The fathers and father-figures in attendance expressed feeling celebrated and acknowledged. Checkout the video below for Summit highlights and the following report with an event summary. 

2023 Summit Impact Report