P.S. 153 gives a spotlight to dads for Annual Father's Celebration
Fatherhood is being celebrated at P.S. 153 in the Bronx Thursday for the Annual Father's Celebration.
People lined up outside P.S. 153 cheering and encouraging dads who are taking the steps to create a bond with their children.
"It's a euphoric feeling to know the community is rooting for you as a father rooting for your kids," says state Sen. Jamaal Bailey.
Juan Vicente is a father to a first grader: "It's one of those things that is not really said or spoken about, but you are appreciated. It means the world to the kids and the family in general that you're involved and making time for little ones."
Bailey says he is a dad first and a senator second: "I take my kids to school every day. It's a part of what I do. It's how I bond with my kids."
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is a father too and an advocate for fatherhood, especially in Black and brown communities.
"I have seen the future. I know that if you stay the course, if you walk your kids to school as much as you can, you'll be able to have a great exchange. Not only in giving knowledge but teaching them things as well," Diaz said.
To show dads how important they are to the school community, dads were celebrated as they walked their children. They continued the celebrations in the café as well.
Diaz says celebrations like this are important because they highlight dads who step up to the plate when it comes to being there for their kids.