School Asks For 50 “Dads” To Mentor Young Men, 600 Show Up

It was a desperate plea by a Dallas community who needed volunteers at their “Breakfast with Dads” event, but when more than 600 men showed up it was out of their wild imagination.

Billy Earl Dade Middle School’s “Breakfast with Dads” event is held to encourage students to bring along their fathers, or father figures in their lives, for breakfast. Kristina Dove, one of the event’s organizers said, “It’s a way to engage the students’ family during the school day and it’s especially important for middle school students,”

But it became a cause of concern when the school noted that some 150 students, aged 11 to 13, may not have a “dad” to join them for breakfast, so Dove decided to put up a notice on Facebook asking for volunteers to join them with a  goal of 50 men.

She got a whopping response of hundred of men who were interested in joining them and almost 600 mentors turned up at Billy Earl Dade Middle School.

One of the volunteers, Jamil Tucker, gave each man a tie in an effort to teach the students, it was a teary moment for Drenka and she said, “I started crying behind my camera,” and added “The back of my camera was fogging up.” She says that for a young man tying a tie for the first time is memorable and that many of those young men there did not get to experience that moment.

it was a memorable time for the mentors and the young men and it’s time that more such engagements are held to encourage the fatherless and the orphans in our society.


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