CHICAGO (CBS) — Thursday was Dads’ Day at one south suburban elementary school, an annual effort to promote the idea of men as role models for their children and grandchildren.
More than 75 fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and father figures showed up at Sauk Elementary School in Richton Park.
“If you be in your child’s life, and they be in your life, feel like they have a better chance in life,” said Jayson Smith, whose 9-year-old son is in the 4th grade at Sauk.
Another dad, Jimmie Bowen, said his own father was a role model for him, giving him lessons in life as well as providing an example of how to be a good father.
“I’ve been involved from Day One, so she loves it. She loves the fact that she can call on me, and I’m there, and she doesn’t ever have to worry,” Bowen said.