All Pro Dad (APD) raises awareness of the importance of reading to inspire students and families to incorporate literacy into their daily routines. Reading brings families together and opens up opportunities for fun engagement. When families read with their children, they prepare them for a better future.
Currently, APD supports nearly 200 local chapters across the state of Florida. These chapters come together in schools and engage dads and kids in meaningful character-based conversations while encouraging a monthly reading challenge for dads at home. If you are interested in joining or starting a Local, you can find out more by visiting All pro dads.
Additionally, APD uses its three APD experiences in Florida to spread the positive impact of reading among families. These one-day events are expected to take place over the next few months at Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.
In addition to reading and book distribution, each APD experience offers dads and kids the chance to participate in interactive games designed to strengthen their relationships and provide helpful tips on fatherhood. If you would like to register, you can find out more by visiting All pro dads.
To learn more about Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, visit just read, Florida!
ABOUT FAMILY FIRST
Family First is a national non-profit organization based in Tampa which reaches thousands of parents every day through its three main programs: All Pro Dad, iMOM and the Family minute with Marc Merrill.
All Pro Dad was founded by Marc Merrill and former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts Tony Dungy. Serving families and fathers for over 20 years, All Pro Dad provides resources, training and events to help fathers raise their children for a healthy and hopeful future.
ON JUST READ, FLORIDA!
just read, Florida! is the statewide reading initiative that prioritizes reading in florida public schools and among all the community groups and volunteer organizations that support them, including Celebrating Literacy Week, Florida! just read, Florida! is based on the latest research in reading that emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonetics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.