Members of the Whitesville Road Elementary Empowerment Program recently enjoyed a Father and Son weekend at Camp Pioneer in LaGrange. The fathers and sons enjoyed a weekend of camping, BBQ, fishing, and swimming. Several fathers rearranged their work schedules and some even took the entire weekend off work in order to spend quality time with their sons. The group plans to make the retreat an annual event since the fathers and sons enjoyed themselves so much.
The empowerment group is sponsored by Whitesville Road paraprofessional Mr. Jerome Cofield. The mission is to help build brighter futures for young men at Whitesville Road through exceptional mentoring programs that improve academic and social skills. The focus of the group is to target academic performance, positive behavior and social awareness.