Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day



To the fathers and supporters that help us achieve greatness, we wish you a Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day celebrates fathers and is observed on the third Sunday in June in the United States of America. 

Celebrations to honor fathers go back to Babylon, the capital of ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq).  Ancient referring to 3100 B.C. to 476 A.D.  "The earliest record of Father’s Day was found in the ruins of Babylon.  A young boy named Elmesu carved a Father’s Day message on a card made out of clay...He wished his Babylonian father good health and a long life" (University of California, Davis).


Unknown artist.  Edward Winslow, 1651.  Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

1607: the first lasting English settlement, Jamestown, was established in the New World.  Thirteen years later, 102 settlers aboard the Mayflower landed in Massachusetts at a place they named Plymouth.  With these two colonies, English settlement in North America was born." (Fisher)

1620: Remembering Plymouth Colony's first colonial English father Edward Winslow: "In 1617 Winslow moved to Holland, where he united with John Robinson’s church at Leiden, and in 1620 he was one of the Mayflower pilgrims who emigrated to New England.  His first wife, Elizabeth (Barker) Winslow, died soon after their arrival at Plymouth.  In May 1621 he married Mrs. Susanna White, the mother of Peregrine White (1620–1704), who was the first child born among the New England colonists.  Winslow’s marriage to Susanna White was the first in New England" (Encyclopedia Britannica).

"In 1909 in Spokane, Washington, Sonora Smart Dodd heard a sermon about mothers on Mother’s Day.  She thought that fathers should have a day to honor them as well.  Her father, a Civil War veteran, had raised her and her five siblings after their mother died in childbirth....In 1972 President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation that made Father’s Day a permanent holiday" (Encyclopedia Britannica).

International Journal of Epidemiology Research

According to researchers at the University College London Medical School, "paternal education had an important indirect effect on offspring ability via occupational status as well as parenting skills.  It may be that the intellectual home environment was influenced by the resources available for parents to interact with, and invest in, their children" (Byford, Kuh, and Richards).

Youth.Gov Research

"Impact of Family Engagement: Studies have shed light on the vital roles and functions that families of all backgrounds can perform to support their children’s and youth’s development and success...Studies show that strong family engagement is a necessary component in improving outcomes for children and youth...

Family engagement in schools contributes to positive student outcomes, including improved child and student achievement, decreased disciplinary issues, improved parent-teacher and teacher-student relationships, and improved school environment...

Most families, when adequately supported and engaged, can work in full partnership with juvenile justice system professionals to achieve better outcomes for youth." (Impact of Family Engagement)


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