Dads join children for 'Men that Matter' breakfast

Dads join children for 'Men that Matter' breakfast

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Nearly 100 dads joined their children for breakfast at a local Head Start program on Thursday morning.

The C.D.I. Head Start center (formerly known as P.A.C.E. Head Start) located in the old W.H. Jones school held a Men Matter Breakfast by inviting fathers and men that matter to see their kids typical morning activities by seeing their classrooms, meeting their instructors and having breakfast. The menu consisted of a fruitcup, a biscuit with turkey or ham and juice or milk. The turnout was well more than expected but school officials were able to accommodate the crowd.

Lee Walker, holding a child named Jakayden Francis that he brought, also had a matching shirt as him said, "I think it's a great situation where the men of the community come out to interact with the kids of the community because that's what it's really all about, the kids of the community. Setting the standards and raising them higher, interacting with the kids and having a good time.

"It lets us know that our young men are taking a greater role in trying to raise their families," said Walker.

"Yes this is going to be an annual event that we will do. The remaining of our year we do have a couple of events scheduled," said Assistant Supervisor Elias Lover. "A family fun Olympic day which will be held in April and also an end of the year celebration which we will be doing here in May."