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Selma, Alabama: The March

Friday, October 7th, our Middle Schoolers (grades 5th-7th) headed to Selma, Alabama to march across the Edmund Pettus bridge in honor of those who fought for the civil rights of African Americans. DIA took 14 buses with over 400 students, staff members, parents, and special guests from Riverdale, GA to several cities in Alabama and back with the escort of the Riverdale Police. 


Along the way, the students stopped at Tuskegee University and received amazing hospitality and souvenirs. Once they arrived in Selma, they were grandly greeted by all of the lovely citizens of Selma and members of city hall. Mayor James Perkins of Selma gave an inspiring speech and walked with the students along with some profound individuals who either witnessed and or was involved in the "Bloody Sunday" and past marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. After DIA "made their mark", they headed to Alabama State University to reflect and have lunch. 


DIA's Executive Director, Craig Cason, wants to thank all who were a part of and supported this historical moment such as the Riverdale Police Department, Selma Police Department, Light of Joy Church, Tuskeegee University, Alabama State, our scholars, the families of our scholars, and staff. We look forward to our next historical event!

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Red Ribbon Week K-4

October 24th-27th, DIA celebrated Red Ribbon Week by pledging to say "no" to drugs, alcohol, and violence! Monday, we wore red to kickoff the week and make our pledge. Tuesday, we came to school tacky and mismatched to show that drugs are no match for us! Wednesday, we were too cool for drugs, alcohol, and violence and wore sunglasses! Thursday, we socked it to drugs and wore our best silly socks!

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Red Ribbon Week 5-7

October 24th-27th, DIA celebrated Red Ribbon Week by pledging to say "no" to drugs, alcohol, and violence! 


Monday, we wore red to kickoff the week and make our pledge. 

Tuesday, we wore army camo to combat drugs! 

Wednesday, we put a cap on ! Thursday, we socked it to drugs and wore our best silly socks!