#DareToCare: Akbar Cook

Scotch Porter's first release of video installments in the Dare to Care initiative, is Akbar H. Cook Sr., father, husband, and the Principal at West Side High School. You may have heard of him as the Principal who worked to bring a free laundromat to his school for students to help combat bullying. He has been featured on The Ellen Show, CBS, CNN and received a $500,000 donation from Oprah for West Side High School.

 I would tell my younger self, love is powerful.

– Akbar Cook

Check out what else Principal Akbar had to say about masculinity, his path and his work for the students at West Side High School.