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1 Presented by: Donna Marino, Partnership Coordinator and the All Pro Dad Team

2 The All Pro Dad program support Dads in their role as caregivers. All Pro Dad is a school-based program that brings dads together with their children at their child’s school. The dads leave with practical parenting tips they can take home and implement immediately and the kids leave with memories to last a lifetime.

3 Students and their dads, grandfathers, uncles or older cousins come together to eat breakfast and talk about things they otherwise may never mention.

4 Learn more at: discussions resources Video clips breakfast

5 5 At Bielefield & Spencer All Pro Dad is coordinated by ICARE and the faith- based interventionists as well as the Family School Connection staff and other volunteers. Expanding to Farm Hill School All Pro Dad will be coordinated with the Family Resource Center, PTA and other volunteers.

6 Research  Research shows that boys with highly engaged fathers --those who eat meals together, spend time together, read together --are better off in life.  For example, an elementary aged boy with an engaged father is more likely to be social, take initiative, and maintain good grades.  The statistics are daunting --boys who lack a father figure are more likely to be incarcerated, commit crimes, and abuse drugs and alcohol. Connections  All Pro Dads promotes positive connections between children and their fathers and/or male caregivers.

7 Supports Partnerships  When families participate in a variety of ways in their children’s education, including decision-making, children and the school are more successful.  The Partnerships that brought us All Pro Dad  Parent Leadership  Ministry Alliance  Middlesex Hospital & ICARE  Family Resource Center  PTA  Many staff & parent volunteers  The Community Foundation of Middlesex County 7

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9 THANK YOU TO THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY, ICARE, PARENTS, STAFF AND ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS. The Middletown Public Schools has received $3,000 from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County in the At-Risk Boys & Young Men Focus area to support the All Pro Dad program at Bielefield, Farm Hill and Spencer Elementary Schools. The All Pro Dad program supports Dads in their role as caregivers. 9

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