152 schools in Cuyahoga County will be participating in this year’s Fathers Walk
Dads walking hand in hand with their children.
That’s a scene that will play out all across Northeast Ohio during Thursday’s Fathers Walk, a day when fathers of elementary school children are encouraged to walk their little ones into school.
Participation for this annual school event has taken a giant step forward in recent years, organizers say. “This year, we’ve already registered 152 schools,” said Al Grimes, director of the Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative.
Dozens of Cleveland public schools will offer special activities and refreshments for fathers on Thursday. One school that reliably draws a huge crowd is Campus International School near downtown Cleveland, where more than 250 dads typically line the block for the Fathers Walk processional.
At Waverly School on Cleveland’s west side, 40 dads are expected to attend. They’ll hear a talk from the school’s dean of engagement on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Fathers.”
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