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PTA MORE—Men Organized to Raise Engagement

Organizations in the PTA MORE (Men Organized to Raise Engagement) alliance are dedicated to raising the level of engagement between children and the important men in the lives.

Mission

third-armwrestle.jpgCoalition members of PTA MORE serve as a conduit for greater father and significant male involvement, resulting in positive outcomes and successful relationships for children, parents, schools and communities. PTA MORE helps PTA leaders and units

  • Work with schools and communities to provide programs that engage fathers and positive male figures in the educational and social development of children,
  • Develop male leaders who work with fathers and male role models to enhance positive male parenting and involvement with youth,
  • Act as a resource for families, communities and schools on fatherhood initiatives and issues,
  • Increase the visibility and outreach of the quality programming of the coalition members.

· Coalition Members · Additional Resources ·

Coalition Members

100 Black Men of America, Inc.

100blackmen.org

100 Black Men of America, Inc., is an alliance of leading African American men in business, industry, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. With more than 100 chapters in the United States, England and the Caribbean, the organization is dedicated to creating educational opportunities; promoting economic empowerment; addressing health disparities; and creating positive, nurturing mentoring relationships that extend across a lifetime. 

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

fathers.com
 
WATCH D.O.G.S. is a program of the National Center for Fathering focusing on prevention of violence in schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures to provide an unobtrusive presence in the schools, and to be a positive role-model for students.
 
Through WATCH D.O.G.S. participation:

  • Schools get an enhanced sense of security at their buildings, creating an environment conducive to learning.
  • Students gain positive male role models, including students without such role models.
  • Fathers learn about the complex challenges facing today’s youth.
  • Fathers gain awareness of the positive impact they can have on a student’s academic performance, self esteem, and social behavior.
  • WATCH D.O.G.S. is for fathers and father-figures who volunteer at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. During the day, WATCH D.O.G.S may read with students, eat lunch with them, watch school entrances and hallways, mentor students, and any other assigned activities.

All Pro Dad

allprodad.com

Are you looking for a way to get more dads involved and connected at your school? Starting an All Pro Dad's Day will help you do just that.

All Pro Dad’s Day is a simple, yet powerful way to connect dads to their kids at school. All Pro Dad provides everything you need to run a monthly breakfast program full of fun activities and interactive discussions for dads and their kids.

"All Pro Dad’s Day provides an important opportunity to bring fathers into schools which makes a difference for every child."  Laura Bay, National President, PTA

Find out what All Pro Dad's Day provides, what to expect, what you'll need and how to start with the All Pro Dad's Day Playbook.

Strong Fathers-Strong Families

strongfathers.com

Strong Fathers-Strong Families is a training, technical assistance, and facilitation organization that is focused on strengthening children by strengthening fathers and families. Through staff training, consultation, and event facilitation, Strong Fathers-Strong Families works with Head Starts, public schools, and churches as well as other organizations. The goal is to improve the educational environment in order that men may become more involved in the lives of their children. 

Additional Resources

ABC's of Male Involvement

Step-by-step method for encouraging men to get more involved in school activities.

10 Ways to Get Men More Involved in PTAsChecklist of methods for increasing male involvement.

Watch D.O.G.S. brochure
Brochure for National Center for Fathering's Watch D.O.G.S. program

All Pro Dad's Day / iMom brochure
PDF brochure for All Pro Dad and iMom Morning programs

Father Involvement How-To Guide
A guide for PTAs to promote male involvement.

Our Children—Male Involvement Issue
Download the February/March 2008 issue of Our Children (2.16 MB pdf) for additional articles on Male Involvement.