Upper Marlboro, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) students invited fathers, uncles and other male role models to their schools on October 8 in celebration of the annual Men Make A Difference Day. This year, over 1,500 males participated in a series of academic events and activities.
“I think today was awesome. Just knowing that we are appreciated and welcomed into the lives of kids is a great tribute to dads everywhere,” said Kory Hay, parent from Melwood Elementary School.
Men Make A Difference Day was celebrated throughout the school district. Activities included breakfast and lunch with students, classroom visits, academic and fitness activities, discussion groups and guest speakers.
“We understand we won’t be able to do this every day, but at least setting one day aside to set the example for children is something we should all strive to achieve,” said Daren Dorsett, parent from Imagination Foundations Charter School at Leeland.
Special guests included Maryland State Senators Douglas J.J. Peters and Victor R. Ramirez; Mel Franklin, Prince George’s County Council Member, District 9; Walter Lee James, Jr., Mayor of Bladensburg; Porter Lawson, Lieutenant of the District of Columbia Fire Department; and Dr. Michael Robinson, Founder, Men Make A Difference Day.
Click here to view photos from various schools.
Click here to view the video tribute.