Nets to participate in Dads Take Your Child to School Day

September 16, 2013 2:56 pm EDT
Fixed Floating Elements | @brooklynnets

Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Nets Jason Terry and Mason Plumlee, Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), University Settlement, Nets Super Hero BrooklyKnight, and hundreds of young people and their families will celebrate the seventh annual “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” by walking from the Ingersoll Community Center, 177 Myrtle Ave, to Middle School 265, 101 Park Avenue, and PS 46, 100 Clermont Avenue, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on TUESDAY, September 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Schedule for Tuesday, September 17:
7:30 a.m.: Meet at Ingersoll Community Center
7:55 a.m.: Program begins
8:25 a.m.: Walk to Middle School 265 and PS 46
8:40 a.m.: Pep rally/assembly at MS 265 - all participating students will receive a Brooklyn Nets drawstring book bag and school supplies.

The event recognizes DYCD’s agency-wide commitment to strengthen parent engagement across all its funded programs and initiatives, and supports DYCD’s Fatherhood Initiative, which helps non-custodial fathers reconnect with their children and actively participate in their lives both emotionally and financially. More than 400 schools in all of New York City’s five boroughs will host events to mark the day.

This event is part of the Brooklyn Nets Assist program, which stands to support four key pillars: Education, Athletics, Health & Wellness, and Community Development. Maimonides Medical Center is a supporting sponsor of Brooklyn Nets Assist.

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