September 27, 2018

Tony Dungy, All Pro Dad, and Florida DOE Announce “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” on September 26

More than 250 All Pro Dad’s Day Chapters and Florida Department of Education

Join in Initiative to Promote Fatherhood Participation in Schools

TAMPA, FLA.—Sept 2018—All Pro Dad, the fatherhood program of Family First and the Florida Department of Education (DOE) announce statewide “Dads Take Your Child To School Day” on Wednesday, September 26. The initiative encourages more participation in education by father figures.

NFL Hall of Famer, Super Bowl winning coach and All Pro Dad national spokesperson, Tony Dungy, will join Florida Department of Education Public School Chancellor Hershel Lyons at C.W. Norton Elementary School in Gainesville, Fla., (2200 NW 45th Ave.) to support the program’s goal of engaging fathers across the state.

“All fathers need to be active and available in their kid’s lives,” said Dungy. “That includes being present at their school. Dads Take Your Child To School Day is a great opportunity to inspire them and create great memories just like we do at All Pro Dad’s Day.”

Journal of Family and Marriage research shows kids have better grades and fewer discipline issues when their dad, or a father figure, is actively involved in their educational experience.

More than 250 dads lead All Pro Dad’s Day chapters in Florida schools, a program designed for parents to spend time with their kids at school one day a month.

“I always look forward to going to All Pro Dad’s Day with my kids at their school,” said Dungy. “It is also a chance to mentor other children who don’t have a positive male influence in their life.

More information on finding or starting an All Pro Dad’s Day chapter can be found at


Family First provides parenting, marriage, and relational truth that helps people love their families well. Family First is a national nonprofit organization that reaches thousands of parents each day through its three primary programs: All Pro Dad, iMOM, and the Family Minute with Mark Merrill.


The Florida Department of Education serves nearly 2.7 million Floridian students through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, apprenticeships, and career development.

For More Information, Contact:
Dayne Young, 478-278-7267
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