Million Father March rallies up dads for 1st day of school

September 3, 2012 4:52:05 PM PDT
The Million Father March made a final push on Chicago's South Side to get fathers to take their children to school on the first day of class.

The effort, organized by Phillip Jackson and members of the Black Star Project, seeks to have 1 million fathers participate nationwide.

The group believes that when fathers take an active role in education, children tend to do better in school.

Organizers hope that 25 to 30 thousand fathers will support the effort in Chicago.

Chicago Public Schools will resume Tuesday.