Media Contact:
Jenna Lugonja
jennal@miamidade.gov
786-469-4741

Community Action and Human Services Department to host 2nd Annual "Back to School with Dad"

MIAMI (August 04, 2016)

Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) is hosting its 2nd Annual “Back to School with Dad” event at Zoo Miami on Saturday, August 6, 2016.  The event, designed to promote fathers’ involvement in education, will gather over 150 fathers of children enrolled in Head Start and other CAHSD programs for a day of fun and celebration.

Fire truck demonstrations, field games, arts and crafts, face painting and live storytelling are just a few of the activities planned for attendees.  Children will receive free book bags and school supplies to help them get ready for the upcoming school year, and will explore Zoo Miami with their families.  

The event is co-sponsored by Miami-Dade County Head Start, an early childhood education program that annually serves over 8,000 families residing in low-income communities throughout the County. “Back to School with Dad” was created as part of the program’s overall Fatherhood Initiative, which provides fathers, father figures, and male role models with opportunities to become more engaged in their children’s education.

For more information, contact Jenna Lugonja at 786-469-4741 or jennal@miamidade.gov.
Who:
Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department
What:
Back to School with Dad
When:
August 06, 2016 — 10:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Where:
Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152nd Street
Miami, Florida 33177