"It's a splendid situation," Fountain said. "It reinforces what we want the community to do to support us. We've had conversations on how can we bring these communities together and literally impact the achievement. The whole purpose of today is, everything they're doing is going to affect instruction. ...I  couldn't be happier than I am now."

Ricky Fountain


"We thought this was a perfect thing to do," Levine said. "We're committed to this school. They're the best kids. It's also important for us to dispel any preconceived notions that Muslims and Jews can't work together and get along. I mean, why not? We're all people and we care about our kids. It's a wonderful thing, and we're so proud. It has truly resonated with people."

Naomi Levine

JCRC-AJC Project Coordinator

"When we heard about the sickouts we were thinking, what can we do?" Ahmed said. "We wanted to help the city of Detroit because that's where we were all born and raised.  ...Education is something that is not only a faith-based thing but a human thing.

Sumaiya Ahmed

MMCC Communications Director

"Doing things like this makes me feel like I'm being part of something good," Rayes said. "It always makes you feel good at the end of the day. You feel amazing."

Bayan Rayes

Oxford Virtual Academy Senior

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