Grant Category: Literacy
Funding Goal: $300.00
This year, with assistance from the Harford County Education Foundation, we had our first annual Million Father March. The Million Father March was our kick off for the school year. It was our way to get male role models from the school and community in to school to show their support for student learning. As we continue this year, we are looking to sustain male support throughout the year by continuing to bring men into our school. Research shows that when a male role model is involved in a child's education, the child performs better academically, has a great sense of self-confidence and less behavior problems.
Link to our Million Father March video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlpRk9R5HVs
Currently, about 70% of the students at Bakerfield are living in poverty. Academically, less than 50% of the students are proficient or advanced
on our state test. The increase of meaningful male involvement will only support our students in making academic gains.