Fathers Walk 2015

The successful annual Fathers Walk 2015 will be Thursday September 17, 2015 at public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout Cuyahoga County and in other Northeast Ohio counties.  Please plan on participating and help us spread the word!  Click here to request promotional cards for your school or agency.


Do you want to register a school for Fathers Walk?  Contact Teresa Martin at the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative to register - email Teresa.Martin@jfs.ohio.gov or call 216.348.3967


On Thursday September 17, fathers will be encouraged to to take their kids to school and throughout the school year. Join other fathers, uncles, grandfathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, brothers and mentors as they support the education of children in their lives.

Walk a child you care about to school and through life. They will succeed with your support.


Promotional palm cards are available for distribution. Do you need some? Email us your request and we will send them to you or drop them off.



On this date, fathers will be encouraged to take the following pledge:

  • I am responsible for the education of my child.
  • I will encourage all children to do their best every day at school.
  • I will speak to my child about the value of learning and the importance of reaching your potential.
  • I will help with school work and review assignments for completion.
  • I will praise my child when he/she does well in school.
  • I will speak with my child’s teachers and support them in educating my child.
  • I will teach my child the value of education and the value of family.
  • I will work with my child’s mother or guardian to achieve the best academic and social outcomes for my child even if I do not live with my child.

Fathers in Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage and Trumbull Counties will all be participating on the same date this year, demonstrating support throughout Northeast Ohio for the educational success of their children. Similar events (also known as the Million Fathers March) will take place at 800 cities across the country this year at the beginning of the new school year.


Fathers Walk in Cuyahoga County is brought to you by Passages, I Am a Dream, the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative (CCFI) and the Healthy Fathering Collaborative


For more information call the CCFI at 216.348.3967 or Passages at 216.881.6776 or email info@neofathering.net


Contact Us

Healthy Fathering Collaborative
P.O. Box 606194
Cleveland, OH  44106





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