Anthony Fitts accompanied his two daughters after telling his college professors he had an important date.
"I actually took off from school, told my teachers, got my work, so I could come here and be with my kids," Fitts says.
The dads take your child to school day is a statewide initiative. It's held annually on September 20th.
"It's very important for the fathers to bring in their children just for the bonding aspect, building relationships, and having that educational piece that they can carry through life with them," says Duncan McElroye with Action for a Better Community.
The state office of children and family services says 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.
"My supervisor talks about planting the seed, and from there you still have to nurture the child, you have to grow with the child, bond with them and also bring them to school, share in activities here also," McElroye explains.
Fitts see himself as a role model for his girls.
"Kids will learn pretty much from their parents," he says. "So me putting them on the right path in school, getting them on the right route, hopefully they can't get distracted with all the negative things in life."
This is the second year ABC has sponsored the Dad Take Your Child to School Day, with plans to keep it an annual event.