Back in December, a middle school In Dallas was planning their “Breakfast with Dad” event for their male students, 130 kids signed up but the day before the breakfast – school officials noticed that a lot of the students would not have a dad or father figure attending the event. So they took to social media asking for 50 volunteer “dads” mentors to come by and be with the middle school kids.
One of the organizers said “When a young person sees someone other than their teacher take interest in them, it inspires them. That’s what we want to see happen,”
The post got shared around that afternoon but no one was sure how many of the 50 requested “mentors” would show the next day.
Well, morning came, I imagine that donuts were put in place. The coffee and juice were set out. The kids showed up and just before the start of the party…600 “dads” showed up for the kids.
Some of the boys were surrounded by 4-5 mentors – you have pledged to keep helping
And one of the more special moments according to Stephanie Drenka, a Dallas photographer, and blogger
“Jamil “The Tie Man” Tucker led the auditorium in a hands-on icebreaker activity. He spoke of learning how to tie a tie as a rite of passage some young men never experience. Mentors handed out ties to the eager students and helped them perfect their half-Windsor knot.
The sight of a necktie may forever bring a tear to my eye.”
So wherever you are in the kitchen or in the car – throw your hand in the air – Can I Get An Amen