Foundation Chair, Ira Leesfield was once again a featured speaker on behalf of the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, at its Kick Off Breakfast on May 14, 2015, a day declared by the Florida Legislature as “Fathers in Education Day.”
LFF is a major sponsor of Fatherhood Task Force, and helped fund the event which took place at Kinlock Park Middle School in Miami, Florida. Fatherhood Task Force, headed by its President and CEO, Holly Zwerling, inspires dads to get involved in their children’s lives, promoting programs, resources and activities that support fathers in our local community. In attendance were Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, as well as Florida Representative Erik Fresen and Senator Dwight M. Bullard who were honored for their involvement in the passage of a state resolution declaring Fathers in Education Day on May 14, and Fathers in Action and Advocacy Week, May 11-15. “My Foundation recognizes the impact a father can have on a child’s life. It is important for all of us to help in promoting the active involvement of fathers, grandfathers, and other significant male role models and mentors to become involved in children’s lives. We look forward to many more celebrations of “Fathers in Education,” said Leesfield.