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Dozens of Dads Welcome Pleasant Ridge Montessori Students Back

August 19, 2019

By Alexis Rogers

More than 36,000 students headed back to Cincinnati public schools Monday.

At Pleasant Ridge Montessori School, it wasn't just any first day. Dozens of dads like Clint Bourgeois were excited to welcome kids back to school in style by cheering them on as they entered, part of the Million Fathers March effort.

"I am ready to go. I have my sign out here. I think it is important for all family members to support," Bourgeois said. "I like to see my kids interact with other kids that are different than them. That is the way the real world is."

One million men across the nation cheered kids into what they say will be an awesome school year. Monday's efforts were PRM's first year participating.

"It is so important for that male figure to be in the life of a child. I feel like dads get the shortend of the stick a lot of the time. We want to celebrate those wins and how important their presence is in the life of a child," Amber Simpson, PRM’s new principal, said.

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