EAST MOLINE, Ill. – State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, was at Rock Island Academy early on Friday to join in their fifth annual Million Man March and greet kids as they went to school.
“The Million Man March is a great opportunity to join in welcoming our kids to school and to help make sure they start their day off on a positive note,” Halpin said. “Our schools do an excellent job providing the children in their care with a thorough and constructive education. I’m grateful to Rock Island Academy and all the committed teachers and faculty members for the guidance they give to students. Their work is going to help us build a stronger Illinois for everybody.”
Last Friday, Halpin took part in Rock Island Academy’s Fifth Annual Million Man March, an event in which fathers go to school early to greet kids on their way to class. The goal of this event is to present kids with positive role models and a friendly face or high five to start their day.