The role of Fathers in Jack and Jill is two fold: primarily, support the Mothers in their endeavors to educate and teach the young kids and teenagers about African American culture, civic responsibilities and the importance of obtaining an education; and secondarily to serve as role models for our young children by being involved in their lives as they transform from kids to youth to adults.
The local Father's Auxiliary is led by a Father appointed by the Chapter President to perform the following duties:
Act as a point of contact for purpose of gathering and disseminating information to the local Fathers.
Organize the local auxiliary according to the needs of the local Jack and Jill of America, Inc. chapter and coordinate with its officers.
Advocate the understanding of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. organizational goals.
Assist with local programming as needed.
Assist with community service projects as requested.
The Greater Baltimore County Chapter's Father’s Auxiliary continues to be an active, thriving, and vital part of our Chapter. Each year, our Dads support Chapter initiatives and activities and host their own networking events throughout the Program Year. In addition to supporting chapter-wide activities, they plan and execute community service projects. Another charge is to engage in Grade Group activities and to re-enforce family values, and serve as mentors.
We believe that the Fathers also enrich our program with their presence by having our young male members have a male role model present to receive affirmation. Fathers meet quarterly or as needed to fulfill their objectives. They also assist in module delivery for Grade Group 5 children.