Burns Middle School has introduced the “All Pro Dad” program, a national project sponsored by the National Football League that is designed to strengthen the relationship between fathers and their children through communication and positive interactions. The organization defines its goal for fathers as “All Pro Dad is on a mission to help you love and lead your family well.”
BMS will host an All Pro Dad breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Little Theatre. BMS is located at 4610 Goetz Drive.
The program will feature a presentation about the importance of positive male role models in children’s lives and other topics supporting strong families. The breakfast will also provide an opportunity for fathers and their children to spend time together and communicate with each other.
Joey Lanham, a special services teacher at BMS, is coordinating the All Pro Dad program at BMS. “As a dad and a teacher, I know it’s important for men to be involved in our kids’ educations,” Lanham said. “The goal of the All Pro Dads program is for kids to have more time with their dads and to help set them up for more success in school.”
More information is available at allprodad.com Tony Dungy, who coached the Indianapolis Colts from 2002-08; comedian Jeff Foxworthy; and Mark Merrill, president of Family First, host of “The Family Minute” daily radio program and author of “All Pro Dad: 7 Essentials to Be a Hero to Your Kids” are among the celebrity dads who are working to encourage men to recognize fatherhood as their most important job.