RLT Smith Head Start Hosts Breakfast with Dads

Meridian, Miss. Some local dads got a chance to spend quality time with their children at school Thursday.

RLT Smith Head Start Center hosted its annual Breakfast with Dads. Fathers were invited as part of the school's male initiative which encourages dads to invest in their children.

"We know how important it is for dads to be in their children's lives," said center director Alexia Rushing. "And not just the boys, the girls as well. Dads play a big role in family. "

Rushing says programs like this have increased fathers' involvement in their children's lives.