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MLK Academy Organizes Father and Son Bonding Event

By Tricia Hall

Sojourner’s Truth Reporter


Dozens of fathers and father-figures enjoyed an evening filled with parent-engagement activities on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy for Boys. Festivities started at 6:00 p.m. and ended shortly after 9:30 p.m. The main objective of the evening aligns with the Academy’s theme, “Where we are helping boys of Destiny become Men of Distinction.”


“This is powerful. We, as brothers, get a bad rap at times. Whether people know what they are talking about, or just repeating what they see on television. This is a powerful event, and I’m glad that I can support this. We have strong and responsible men, and especially fathers, in the city of Toledo. Society needs to see more men like the ones that are here tonight,” explained Vice Principal William White.


The Academy’s principal, Willie Ward, EdD, and Toledo Public Schools superintendent Romules Durant, EdD delivered an official welcome and greetings to all the excited fathers, father-figures and MLK Academy students. Various special guests offered encouragement to the men in attendance, including: Brothers United and Boys II Men of Distinction, Inc.


“Fathers have a special place in my heart. I applaud the fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and other adult male role models that took the time to bond with their son tonight. Each of you have no idea, how much I appreciate your time here with these young men,” saidd event co-organizer Sheila Cook.


The remainder of the evening provided fathers and father-figures with different activities including: basketball, video games, a movie, and different game boards that was scattered throughout the Academy building. The event welcomed at least 55-pairs of sons and father-figures for an evening of male bonding.



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Revised: 08/16/18 14:12:10 -0700.



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