Students at nine schools in west Charlotte got special escorts to their classrooms today. Fathers, grandfathers and uncles dropped children off at school as part of a national effort called the Million Father March to get fathers and other male mentors involved in the lives of students.
Dontay Kilgo brought his son to his first day of pre-k at Druid Hills Academy. About 25 other men dropped their children off at the school too.
“I really don’t get to see him like I’m supposed to, so I thought maybe I can be late for work. Go ahead and do it, step outside the box,” says Kilgo.
Volunteers from groups like 100 Black Men of Charlotte and local fraternities also were there to greet students. The Million Father March is part of a national effort that started in Chicago in 2004.