Mike Cadore’s ‘Tied Together’ Program Impacts Youth In Rockledge
By Space Coast Daily // December 19, 2015
Dress For Success At Andersen Elementary School
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Community leaders met at Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School in Rockledge recently for the “Tied Together” event, which provided support, encouragement and leadership for 30 young students.
Officer Mike Cadore created the Tied Together event to provide positive guidance for young students.
“One of our students encouraged his fellow classmates to dress up, with a shirt and tie and come to school dressed for success,” said Cadore, who has created many similar programs for the youth of Rockledge and Cocoa.
“This is so great to see these young men take the initiative to advance themselves.”
The purpose was to influence young men in early adult development towards a positive self image and self worth, to build confidence and to stand tall as an individual.
“One of the most important attributes that you can have in life is a good attitude,” said Eastern Florida State’s Dr. Joe Lee Smith, who spoke with the young students.
“That will carry you a long way in life,” said Dr. Smith.
Glen Outlaw was also involved in creating the Tied Together program.
“It doesn’t matter who I am, but it matters that I am here and that I see a great future for all of you if you work at it, and try as hard as you can in school,” said Outlaw.
Cadore is a true public servant who he lives by the mantra that if you don’t serve your community now, don’t expect your community to serve you later.
“It was inspirational to see community leaders, devoted educators – along with a group young men who want to do well in life – come together with a common goal of personal growth,” said Giles Malone of Space Coast Daily.
“This is a very good program and shows what a great community we live in.”