A program for 8th grade boys at eight middle schools in Metro took place at Joelton Middle School.
The Young Men of Valor program gave students the chance to hear a presentation from Mace Neal of Windsor Neckwear about the importance of dressing professionally.
It was designed to show the students that dressing professionally affects the way people see them.
The program was seen as a “rite of passage” into high school.
Each student was able to select a tie to keep provided by Windsor Neckwear following the presentation. They were also shown the proper way to tie a tie.
Officials said they hope the program will expand to other districts. They added they also hope people in the community will reach out to donate ties and volunteer in the program.
Anyone wanting to donate new or like-new ties, can do so by dropping them off at the MNPS Central Office on Bransford Avenue or send them to the coordinator at Madison Middle School.
Attn: Wayne E. Simpson
300 Old Hickory Blvd. W
Madison, TN 37115
Anyone who wants to sign-up to help teach the boys how to tie their new ties can do so by signing up as a volunteer on the MNPS site .
Here is a list of upcoming events:
November 2 Madison Middle School 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
November 7 - John Early Museum Magnet Middle Prep 2 - 3 p.m.
November 16 - Haynes Middle School - Time TBD
November 28 - Goodlettsville Middle School 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
November 30 - I.T. Creswell 8 - 9 a.m.
December 5 - Moses McKissack Middle School 9 - 10 a.m.
December 7 - Head Middle School 8 - 8:45 a.m.