A junior high school in Texas, USA pleasantly surprised after swamped by volunteers to in for absent fathers. Billy Earl Dade Middle School, in the city of Dallas, on Facebook asking for 50 male volunteers to substitute for absent fathers in an event "Breakfast with Dads". Event organizers were with replies. They said they were after nearly 600 men responded to the request and up at the event. The school's inaugural "Breakfast with Dads" event was to community spirit. Around 90 per cent of the children come from low-income families. Many of the students did not have a father who was able to in the event.
The school said the "Breakfast with Dads" event part of an overall plan to its academic position. Community leaders, mentors and local organizations have to implement various projects to test scores. There has some academic improvement at the school as a result of their efforts. A local pastor, the Reverend Donald Parish Jr, said: "When a young person someone other than their teacher take interest in them, it them." A school liaison officer, Ellyn Favors, on the success of the event. She said: "The look of awe, even disbelief, in students' eyes as they their way through the crowd of "Dads" astonishing."