For the seventh year, men around the country will be asked to lead their children back to school this fall during the Million Father March.

The nationwide movement encourages Black men to drop students off on their first day of school and guard school doors to symbolize their support and protectiveness of all children earning their education.

Studies show that parental participation, especially among fathers, is linked to higher attendance, graduation rates and test scores.

Led by the Black Star Project, a Chicago-based social justice group dedicated to eliminating the achievement gap among Blacks and Latinos, an estimated 800,000 men in 600 cities across the country participated in the Million Father March last year, according to a press release. Men in cities of the international countries of Tamale, Ghana and London, England have also participated.

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