NC State PTA presented Jeff Usher with award at state PTA conference – April 17th.
I am thrilled to tell you about an important event in the life of Be There Dad®. On April 17 at the North Carolina PTA annual convention, we received the Oak Leaf Award in recognition of the Male Engagement Program in Mecklenburg County. At the celebration dinner, I was proud to accept the award as the “front guy” on behalf of the many Be There Dads who helped make the program a success in Mecklenburg County.
For fear of missing someone, I will not mention all those who contributed to the success of the local Be There Dad groups and the overall county initiative. But you know who you are. However, I must give a shout out to our champion, Harold Dixon, who had the vision and enthusiasm to get this all started some 18 months ago. Without his commitment, persistence… and this infectious smile… we would never have gotten started!
In the next few weeks, we will let the trophy “travel” among each of our BTD schools, so others can share in the recognition.
My personal heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each and every Be There Dad in our Be There Nation