We Are DeKalb County School District Winter 2018 - Page 20

THE MAGIC OF MANPOWER: “ “ Men Make a Difference for DCSD Students, Schools T wenty dads, grandfathers, big brothers, and uncles gathered last October at Snapfinger Elementary School to build something big. But they started by building something small. The men sawed and hammered together and painted three Little Free Libraries. The miniature, free neighborhood book exchanges have popped up all over the Atlanta metro area. That day’s work marked the start of something ambitious: a new engagement program called D.A.D.S. (Dads Advocating for Developmental Success). 20 | We Are DCSD Magazine These men are creating something that shows the value they place ” on literacy and the importance - Demetria Purkett, Family Engagement Facilitator for Region 5 East “This was a wonderful opportunity for o men and families to come together by sharing, building and teaching,” says Demetria Purkett-Brown, Family Engagement Facilitator for Region 5 East. “By taking ownership of this project, these men created something that shows the value they place on literacy and the importance of education.”