Approximately 30 Daycroft students from grades 3-6 joined Rich Coleman, Public Safety Community Coordinator for the Pittsfield Township Fire Department, in opening the program with the song "CommUnity," Coleman's own composition.
The Daycroft students and Coleman
later closed the breakfast by singing "You Raise Me Up."
Daycroft's music teacher, Cheryl Theis, helped coordinate the students' singing performance with Coleman.
About Rich Coleman
has been called "one of the most creative and innovative public safety professionals in the United States" by the RARE Foundation
(www.rarefoundation.com), an organization dedicated to providing leadership for youth in Michigan.
Recently recognized as an "Everyday Hero" by the foundation, Coleman
has made it a priority to address at-risk youth issues in practically everything he
From parent and teen awareness presentations on such issues as violence and safety, to playing a leading role in the Washtenaw County Community Partnership
has devoted thousands of hours of volunteer time to positively impact the quality of life for the residents of our community.
also promotes his
positive messages through his
Since 1991, Coleman
band, The Washtenaw Knights
(www.ritchielcoleman.org), have advanced an evolving concept called "prevention entertainment," writing and performing music that communicates hope for at-risk youth.