Rock Island Academy Dads and several members of the community came out to the school's Million Father March on Tuesday, Sept. 18 to high-five students and give them inspirational messages and encouragement to learn and have a great day in school.
Rock Island Academy paraprofessional Amber Grant coordinated the event, reached out to volunteers and came up with the short program in the gymnasium that morning. "This is our 4th year for the event and we hope to build on it each year," said Grant. "It's important to recognize all the fathers and male mentors who play a huge role in the lives of our students."
Students get all the high-fives they want on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Rock Island ROCKS football team members spend the morning at the Academy!
Teachers get high-fives too!