EARLY CO., GA (WALB) - One school is trying to strengthen the relationships between male role models and their kids.
Early County Elementary school is hosting breakfast with dads all week.
"It just brightens my day to see her smile like that," said Cortez Wimberly.
Kids and dads were all smiles today as they got the chance to shared special moments.
"I'm also a teacher so I don't really get a whole lot of morning time with her because of our schedules so I am enjoying having this time with her," said Tyler Bryan.
Dads and other male role models were invited to Early County Elementary School for a special breakfast with their children.
"Growing up my dad was a big influence on a lot of kids and I just wanted to do the same," said Travis Price,, a physical education teacher at the school.
Tuesday was the first day of a week-long event organized by Price.
"We as males or dads are just as important as the mother's these days so that firm hand on the kid can mean a lot as far as good grades, behavior, all kinds of stuff," said Price.
Price wanted to make every kid feel included, even if their dads couldn't make it.
" When I walked in she said that's my uncle and it just made me feel proud," said Wimberly.
The mayor was invited to speak and local law enforcement members showed up to spend time with students as well.
"It's all about the community coming together and this is just another step closer to bringing our community together," said Early County Sheriff William Price.
"Just to see all the kids happy and growing up on the right track is a big plus," said Travis Price.
Travis says so far it's been a success and he hopes to continue the event in the future.
"I want to make this an annual thing, an every year thing and I want it to get bigger and bigger every year," said Price.