A small middle school in Dallas, Texas, recently held an event for the young male students. Little did they know that this event would make national news. Supporters of Dade Middle School decided to have an event for all the middle school young men and their fathers. The hosts of the event put out a memo to the community asking for fifty additional male volunteers to join in and help stand in the gap for those who would have no fathers in attendance.
“I feel like what is ailing America, no matter what race, no matter what color, no matter income is men not being involved in the raising of our young people,” organizer Rev. Donald Parish stated in an interview. “We have to do something about that - and this is step one.”
They took to Facebook and other social media platforms in search of positive male mentors to attend. They could never have dreamt the overwhelming response they would receive. When the day arrived, they had more than 600 volunteers show up! Men from all walks of life took time out of their busy schedules to step in and be a mentor for a day for the young boys.
While many of the students had no father present, they could feel the love and support of the father figures surrounding them in the room. Together they all enjoyed a delicious breakfast, had some good quality time, and learned some classic "guy" life skills. Because of their boldness and determination to see the future generation succeed, this school and community helped to make a massive impact on numerous lives. Check out the inspiring video, below.